Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail, Maryam 7 years

Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail, Maryam 7 years

An accountability court on Friday jailed former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Muhammad Safdar for 10, 7 and 1 year respectively.  

Accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir read out the verdict. Announcing verdict judge Muhammad Bashir ordered to confiscate the properties of Sharif family. The judge while awarding 10 years imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif also imposed an eight million pound (Rs1.2billion) fine” over the purchase of high-end properties in London, while a fine of two million pound (Rs322 million) has been imposed on his daughter Maryam Nawaz .

The court also issued permanent arrest warrants of ex-PM’s sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz.  Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the forthcoming general elections have been disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years each.