Pakistani court sentences ex-PM into 7 years in prison

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Speaking with reporters inside the courtroom after the verdict was announced, Sharif said, "I am satisfied with life, because as a ruler I always served the nation and my country". He won an election in 1997, only to be ousted and exiled after a military coup in 1999. He was arrested on July 13 upon returning from London.

He was found guilty in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills graft case, while was acquitted in the Flagship investments corruption case in the Panama Papers scandal.

The verdict was announced nearly immediately after Sharif arrived in the courtroom.

In July this year, he was convicted in one case revolving around family properties in London, and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

But former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that there was no evidence of corruption and that "we will file appeal against the verdict and we will plead the case inside the parliament".

"A large chunk of Pakistan's financial troubles are due to the economy being harmed from within". Pakistan Witnesses Nawaz Sharif's Fall, Imran Khan's Rise in 2018; Hopes to Improve Ties with India in 2019. The last time I saw HIM smile was with HER. The party's unanticipated rise to the national level is widely described as the result of a general consensus in Pakistan to isolate Sharif's politics and his political party.

Authorities reportedly took the former premier back to jail.

A lot of the concerns raised by the PML-N leadership concerned the UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed and groups associated with him.

Last week, a video was leaked showing PTI leader and Interior Minister Shehryar Afridi vowing "full support" to Saeed and his groups.

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Especially in Kabul, which depends on U.S. security presence to ward off the Taliban, who control nearly half the country now. During the call, Trump invited Abdel Mahdi to visit Washington and he accepted, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

Following the verdict announcement, PML-N supporters clashed with security personnel.

Decision over corruption references against Nawaz Sharif announced today by the Accountability Court.

"And despite all that, not a single penny worth of corruption has been proven against him".

He once again claimed that the political careers of PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif have ended.

Nawaz Sharif could not prove the source of income related to the ownership of a steel mill in Saudi Arabia, the anti-corruption court said in its ruling.

The court's verdict is yet another test for the Sharif family.

He also said that there was no evidence against him.

The JIT Monday presented its probe report before the two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. He was then flown to Lahore, where he was shifted to the Kot Lakhpat jail.