Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif given 10-year jail term

Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif given 10-year jail term

Last Nawaz was disqualified in the Panama Papers case, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed three corruption references against the Sharifs.

The military, which has ruled the nuclear-armed country for nearly half of its history, denies involvement in civilian politics.

"It is based on injustices. It will be written in black words.This will be remembered as a black day in history", Shehbaz said minutes after the verdict was pronounced after multiple delays. Imran Khan was adamant to pursue the case for which he held rallies and protests.

The PTI chairman said: "All Pakistanis should today bow down before Allah Almighty in gratitude".

Sharif was also given an eight million pound (RM40.4 million) fine over the purchase of high-end properties in London, defence lawyer Mohammad Aurangzeb told AFP.

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This pertains to ownership of the Park Lane apartments in London, UK, specifically flats 16, 16-A, 17, and 17-A Avenfield House.

If Sharif returns he will be arrested on arrival under the law, though he could later be freed by a separate court pending appeal, Abbasi added.

As per an election campaign travel log of party supremo Imran Khan, he will be making several campaign stops at 25 different cities of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh ahead of the July 25 general election.

The ruling has put Sharif in a "difficult position", agreed analyst Rasool Bukhsh Rais.

After the conviction, it was not sure if Sharif and Maryam would come back to face rigorous imprisonment. "If he comes back, he will have to fight cases and he will be suffering a lot - but in this way he will save his party".

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PML-N officials also accuse the military of using its muscle to twist the arm of the media to restrict coverage of criticism of the judiciary and military by Sharif and his allies. Because the same urgency to apply justice is not evident in the case of military leaders, such as General (R) Pervez Musharraf.

The corruption controversy erupted with the publication past year of 11.5 million secret documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca documenting the offshore dealings of numerous world's rich and powerful.

The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London. The country's National Accountability Bureau handed down the verdict Friday, pairing it with a seven-year sentence for his daughter Maryam, who many consider his political heir.

But the military ended Sharif's second stint in power in 1999 in a bloodless coup.

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