Islamabad, July 6: Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to ten years in jail while his daughter Maryam Nawaz has been sentenced to seven years in an anti-corruption case over the ownership of luxurious London properties.
The accountability court on Friday delayed the much-awaited verdict in the Avenfield corruption against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif amid strict security arrangements at the Federal Judicial Complex.
Pakistan: Visuals from outside the Court in Islamabad after former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years and his daughter Maryam was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in #AvenfieldReference case. pic.twitter.com/KXmfYTMbzo
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Section 144 has been imposed in Islamabad to discourage any sort of protests or mass gatherings against the verdict .
Nawaz Sharif and his family are facing trial in three corruption cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which are Avenfield properties, Gulf Steel Mills and Al-Azizia Steel Mills.
The Sharifs had filed an application on Thursday requesting the court to delay the verdict in the Avenfield reference and grant a seven-day exemption in the wake of ailing health of Nawaz’s wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.
Amjad Pervez, counsel of Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam, argued that the law stipulates the presence of the accused when the verdict is read out.