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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment
A Pakistani anti-corruption court sentenced Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to 10 years of imprisonment on Friday in one of the three cases of corruption related to the Panama Papers scandal. The court also imposed a fine of 8 million pounds on Sharif.

The court gave Sharif's daughter and co-accused Maryam was also sentenced to seven years of imprisonment by the court in the graft case.

Sharif's son-in-law Captain (retired) Mohammad Safdar was also handed out a one year prison term. The corruption case involved purchase of four luxury apartments in London's Avenfield House.

68-year-old Sharif is currently in London, where his wife Kulasum Nawaz is undergoing treatment for throat cancer. This decision against Sharif and his family has come barely weeks before the July 25 general elections of Pakistan.

Judge Mohammad Bashir pronounced the verdict in a closed room. Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi, chief of the prosecution team of the Quami Ehtiasab Bureau (NAB), gave a detailed account of the decision. Abbasi told the media, "The court has sentenced Sharif to 10 years of imprisonment and fined him 8 million pounds.

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