Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar on Monday has been shifted to Adiala Jail for one year after brief appearance in accountability court. The convict was taken to the jail amid tight security.
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Captain (r) Safdar on Sunday had surrendered after which National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team arrested him from Liaquat Bagh. Safdar’s name was also placed on the black list, which means he would be barred from leaving the country. An accountability court on Friday sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 10 years, Maryam Nawaz to 7 years and Captain Safdar to 1 year in prison for corrupt practices linked to his family’s purchase of upscale London flats.
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Nawaz’s daughter, Maryam, widely seen as his chosen political heir, was sentenced to seven years in prison and is disqualified from contesting the elections. “Today’s verdict shows that these Avenfield apartments were purchased using corruption money,” prosecution lawyer Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi told reporters, citing the name of the apartment building in London.
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The father-daughter duo, who are in London tending to Nawaz’s wife, Kulsoom, who is being treated for cancer and is in a coma after suffering a heart attack last month, announced July 13 as the date for their return.