Nawaz Sharif convicted : Pakistan’s Anti-Corruption Court sentenced Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in jail for another corruption case on Monday. He has been fined $ 2.5 million (about 175 crore rupees). This punishment has happened in the case of Al Azizia Steel Mills. In another case related to flagship investments, he has been acquitted. Earlier this year, in July this year, Nawaz was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in connection with the 4-flat London-based Avenfland area. In this case, the Islamabad High Court granted him bail in September.
What is Al Azizia Steel Mills Case?
On September 8, 2017, the National Accountability Bureau filed Al Azizia Steel Mills case against Nawaz Sharif and his family. Al-Azizia Steel Mills was established in Saudi Arabia by Mohammed Sharif, father of Nawaz Sharif in 2001. The Sharif family said that the Saudi government had lent money for it. In return, a property mortgage was also kept. While the National Accountability Bureau said that this mill was established with the black money raised in Pakistan. For this, a company was formed in the name of Hill Metal and black money from Pakistan was whitened.
Court rejects decision(Nawaz Sharif convicted)
68-year-old Sharif was accused of scandal in Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments. The judge reserved the decision in both the cases last week. Earlier, Sharif’s lawyer had appealed to avoid the verdict in these two cases for a few days. The lawyer argued that they wanted to present some other documents related to the case to the court. But the court dismissed their demand and decided to give the verdict on December 24 itself. The Accountability Court in 2017 convicted Sharif for possessing more property from known sources of income.
Avenfeld case found 10-year sentence
Earlier, in the case of Avenfeld Properties, the Court on July 6 was found guilty by Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Captain Safdar. Nawaz Sharif was accused of having more property than income. At the same time, Miriam was accused of instigating four flats in London to buy. However, two months after the verdict in this case, the Islamabad High Court had suspended the sentence for lack of evidence in the absence of evidence.
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