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Al-Azizia Steel Mills graft case: Nawaz Sharif sentenced 7 years imprisonment

On Monday the former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sentenced a seven years jail by an anti-corruption court in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills graft case and also in Panama paper scandal.

After taking the decision last week Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik announced the verdict in the two remaining corruption cases against the Sharif family.

According to the official, judge Malik said there was concrete evidence against the 68-year-old former premier in the Al-Azizia reference, and that he was unable to provide a money trail in the case.

Supreme court set a deadline for Monday to wrap up the remaining two corruption cases against the three-time former Prime Minister. The cases include the Avenfield properties case, the Flagship Investment case and the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case which were launched by the National Accountability Bureau on September 8, 2017. Mr Sharif was also disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case in July 2017.


In July 2018 Mr Sharif; his daughter, Maryam; and his son-in-law, Captain (retd.) Mohammad Safdar was sentenced to 11 years, eight years and one year respectively in prison in the Avenfield properties case related to their purchase of four luxury flats in London through corrupt practices. However, the three were bailed out by the Islamabad High Court in September


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