Published On: Sat, Jul 7th, 2018

Nawaz Sharif To Spend 10 Year Maryam Nawaz 7 Year In Jail As Verdict For Avenfield Corruption Case

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Nawaz Sharif, the ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan was sentenced to 10 years in jail while his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, received eight years of imprisonment as the verdict for Avenfield corruption case was announced today. The president of PTI, Imran Khan rejoiced in the fact.

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After a number of repeated delays, the Avenfield corruption case has finally released its verdict, proclaiming the Sharif family guilty of the charges.

The verdict was announced at 4 pm today by Judge Mohammed Bashir of the Accountability Court 1, in a courtroom filled with media personnel as well as the defense attorneys of the accused.

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In the 174 page long verdict, Nawaz Sharif is to spend 10 years in jail with an additional fine of approximately 1.2 billion rupees.

His daughter, Maryam Nawaz is to spend 8 years in jail, which also include one year imprisonment for Calibri font case as well as an approximate fine of 333 million rupees.

On the other hand, her husband, Captain Safdar (retired) received one year of imprisonment without any fine. In the wake of the verdict, both husband and wife lost their eligibility to appear in the next general elections of Pakistan, scheduled in July.

The father daughter duo is currently in London, tending to Begum Kalsoom Nawaz, who stays in a critical condition after suffering from heart attack last month. Nawaz Sharif has also requested exemption from appearing in thecourt on several occasions due to this reason.

The President of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf, Imran Khan talked to the press while addressing his followers, rejoicing in the verdict and called it a historical win for the people of Pakistan.

He also claimed that the verdict means a new beginning for Pakistan where the powerful and rich are held accountable to their actions.

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