Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years over corruption

Security personnel have been deployed at the accountability court today. ─ DawnNewsTV

In compliance to the Supreme Court order of July 28, 2017, which ousted the three-time prime minister, declaring him "dishonest" under Article 62 (1) (f) of Pakistan's constitution, three corruption references were filed by Pakistan's National Accountability Court (NAB) in September against the Sharifs and a fourth against their relative, ex-finance minister Ishaq Dar. "(Ret.) Capt. Safdar Awan, husband of Maryam, has been sentenced one year's imprisonment (over non-cooperation with NAB)", said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor, Sardar Muzaffar, outside the court. Maryam Nawaz is sentenced to seven years over abetting, forgery and fake trust deed document and fined £2 million.

Friday's rulings can be appealed.

"It is positive that there is a leader who, for you, for this country, and for your vote's sanctity is steadfast in his resolve and is ready to make any sacrifice for the same", Maryam said, who is now in the United Kingdom along with her father to be with her ailing mother Kulsoom Nawaz. Sharif's two sons, who are British citizens, also ignored the repeated court summons.

2007 - Returns from exile to contest elections the next year as part of a political deal that ended Musharraf's military rule.

In addition to the sentencing, Sharif and Maryam have been fined £8 million and £2 million respectively.

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The NAB court accused Sharif and his family of money laundering.

The court also ordered confiscation of Avenfield apartments in favour of Pakistan.

Sharif has a history of conflict with the military even though his political career was initially nurtured by military dictator Zia ul-Haq in the 1980s.

"I want to hear this judgement while standing in the courtroom, amidst my people [and] holding them as witnesses", Nawaz had said in the application to the court.

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Analysts believe that if they return, it might boost the chances of good showing in elections by the PML-N due to sympathy vote. But Nawaz will have to first face formal arrest because an absconder, according to the law, has no right of audience before a court. At this time previous year, he was still serving his third term as Pakistan's premier - but revelations about his financial dealings, uncovered as part of the massive Panama Papers leaks, loosened his grip on power.

He then returned home in 2007 and became prime minister for a third time in 2013.

"We are very happy today as a big thief has been punished by judiciary", said Imran Khan, a popular former lawmaker whose Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party is also running for office. He denies colluding with the military establishment and praises the disqualifications and prosecutions of PML-N figures as a long-needed crackdown on graft.

"This decision was in fact written and dictated by armed forces", Mohamed Sidique Awan, an attorney and Sharif supporter, claimed when speaking with NPR's Diaa Hadid.

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