Pakistan ex-PM Sharif sent back to jail for corruption

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sent back to jail after a fresh corruption conviction, BBC reported a short while ago.

The anti-corruption court in Islamabad has given Sharif a seven-year term for investments beyond his declared assets.

Sharif, who denies wrongdoing, was jailed in July in a different corruption case but bailed on appeal when the Islamabad High Court suspended his 10-year sentence in September.

Security around the court in Islamabad was tight for Monday's verdict.

The former ruling party - the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz - had threatened to start a mass protest movement and disrupt parliamentary business if its leader was sent back to prison.

Sharif has said the charges against him are politically motivated and is expected to appeal against his latest conviction.

The accountability court said he could not prove the source of income for ownership of al-Azizia steel mill in Saudi Arabia.

It acquitted him in a second case, Flagship Investment, in the UK for lack of evidence.

His two sons, Hassan and Hussain, who are not in Pakistan, were declared absconders by the court.

Sharif was arrested inside the court and is expected to be transferred to jail soon, BBC said quoting Dawn News.

  Comments - 12

  • Lion Monday, 24 December 2018 05:05 PM

    How long do we have to see this in Srilanka.Out of 225 at diyawannawa how many have cases in the courts.New courts must expedite the cases and send these rouges to jail.

    Unfortunate Monday, 24 December 2018 05:30 PM

    This will never happen in Sri Lanka,

    Jayantha Sumanadasa Monday, 24 December 2018 05:41 PM

    But in SriLanka corrupted politicians continue to live as usual

    sobers Monday, 24 December 2018 05:46 PM

    Will it ever happen in Sri lanka?

    Disgusted Monday, 24 December 2018 06:11 PM

    Well done Pakistan. More advanced than Sri Lanka. Corrupt politicians don't get away. Accountable for peoples money.

    Putha Monday, 24 December 2018 06:38 PM

    Same should happen in SL

    ConcernedCitizen Monday, 24 December 2018 06:47 PM

    We are still dreaming for big fish to sent to jail yet. Pakistan has the biggest of them in and then out and then in again. That's awesome to say the least.

    Ghost Monday, 24 December 2018 08:24 PM

    Now MR will want to creep back into power more than ever!!!

    Fortunate Monday, 24 December 2018 09:14 PM

    Thank God for all our leaders seems to be very honest

    GIA LANKA Monday, 24 December 2018 11:38 PM


    Hadeniya Tuesday, 25 December 2018 12:02 AM

    Not just Pakistan, but Bangladesh and Malaysia have successfully prosecuted national leaders. In both Pakistan and Malaysia the test was simple: show how you acquired your assets. This shouldnt take so long!

    MSK Tuesday, 25 December 2018 10:55 AM

    We don't have these bad systems here. If we cannot elect the condemned one we try at least to bring in his brother or son into power.

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