The Rise And Fall Of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's Three-Time Leader: Timeline

Security personnel have been deployed at the accountability court today. ─ DawnNewsTV

Security personnel have been deployed at the accountability court today. ─ DawnNewsTV

It's the first verdict against the former premier who's faced a string of trials in Pakistan since he was ousted from office by the Supreme Court previous year. One among them was Avenfield.

Addressing a rally in Sawat, PTI chief said the children of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had given contradictory statements previously about owning apartments in London.

He said that when his party staged protest demonstration in London against Sharif family's flats in 1998 because the nation's money was sent overseas.

"Sharif will be exonerated by the people's court", he said.

Pakistan former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in jail in Avenfield corruption case by an anti-corruption court on Friday while his daughter Maryam Sharif was sentenced to 7 years in the Avenfield corruption case.

In Friday's ruling, the court also sentenced Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, to seven years in a case stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm while her husband, Mohammad Safdar, got a year's sentence for giving false information to investigators.

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"It is positive that there is a leader who, for you, for this country, and for your vote's sanctity is steadfast in his resolve and is ready to make any sacrifice for the same", Maryam said, who is now in the United Kingdom along with her father to be with her ailing mother Kulsoom Nawaz.

He said that Nawaz Sharif attacked institutions just to safeguard his corruption and ill-gotten wealth. He denies drawing the monthly salary.

But he has kept de facto control of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party that he founded.

The decision against the Sharifs comes ahead of the July 25 polls, as well as media complaints that the press is being muzzled.

Coming so close to the election, which is due on July 25, the verdict is bound to affect PML-N's campaign of which Maryam was the centerpiece.

Pakistan's military, which has ruled the nuclear-armed country for nearly half its history, denies involvement in civilian politics.

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But the military ended Sharif's second stint in power in 1999 in a bloodless coup.

The convictions are a huge setback to the ruling PML-N, which has accused the country's powerful military establishment of conspiring against the party by forcing its candidates to switch sides and join the Opposition or contest elections as independents.

Khan is running on a socially conservative, anti-corruption platform.

The guilty verdict in absentia against Sharif, 68, threatens to end the career of one Pakistan's most high-profile politicians over the past four decades, a political survivor who served as prime minister on three occasions.

The Supreme Court agreed to investigate the Sharif family's finances after Khan threatened street demonstrations to protest graft. "Now robbers will not go into assemblies, but to jails", he told a roaring crowd of thousands.

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