The court delivered the verdict after postponing it four times in the Avenfield corruption case – pertaining to the ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London.

An accountability court in Pakistan Friday sentenced ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years imprisonment in one of the three corruption cases against him in the high-profile Panama Papers scandal. The court delivered the verdict after postponing it for four times in the Avenfield corruption case — pertaining to the ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London.

Accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir pronounced the verdict behind closed doors. While Sharif was fined 8 million pounds (USD 10 million), his daughter Maryam was handed down a 2 million pound (USD 2.6 million) fine.

Sharif has previously described the court proceedings against him as politically motivated and a judicial witchhunt.

Sharif, 68, is in London attending to his wife Kulsoom Nawaz who was diagnosed with throat cancer last year.


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