Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail

Nawaz Maryam entering the court premises earlier this year

Pakistan's accountability court on Friday found former prime minister Nawaz Sharif guilty in the Avenfield case, awarding him 10 years rigorous imprisonment for owning assets beyond his means and one additional year for not cooperating with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

In addition to the sentencing, Sharif and Maryam have been fined 8 million British pounds and 2 million pounds respectively. Maryam's husband and PML-N lawmaker Muhammad Safdar was sentenced to one year in prison, prosecution lawyer Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi said. Imran Khan was adamant to pursue the case for which he held rallies and protests.

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.

"If Sharif does not come back, his party is over". The pair face arrest should they return to Pakistan. Addressing a news conference in London, where his wife Kulsoom Nawaz is being treated for cancer and is now in a coma, Sharif did not give a time-frame for his return. The Sharif family insisted that the apartments were purchased through legitimate financial resources, but prosecutors said they had been unable or unwilling to produce proof of those claims to the court.

Three of Sharif's four children - Maryam, his presumptive political heir, and his sons Hasan and Hussein - were implicated in the papers.

"Sharif did not remember his wife while she was under treatment in London and he was holding public meetings across the country", the cricketer-turned-politician said.

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"Pakistani people and PML-N reject this verdict".

1999 - Overthrown in a military coup by General Pervez Musharraf, the country's fourth army takeover since independence in 1947.

Analysts believe that if they return, it might boost the chances of good showing in elections by the PML-N due to sympathy vote. "Now robbers will not go into assemblies, but to jails", he told a roaring crowd of thousands.

PML-N officials also accuse the military of using its muscle to twist the arm of the media to restrict coverage of criticism of the judiciary and military by Sharif and his allies.

"We are still deliberating the appeal option but I feel we should take it", said Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan, former federal minister and PML-N spokesperson.

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