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Pakistan Ex-PM Sharif Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison

Anticorruption court in Pakistan has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison on a charge of possessing assets beyond his known sources of income, the latest conviction in a series of graft allegations against him.The court in Islamabad announced its ruling on December 24 on two corruption charges against Sharif, acquitting him in a second case.Sharif has denied any wrongdoing and says the charges against him are politically motivated. He can appeal the verdict.Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison in July over the purchase of luxury apartments in London. Sharif appealed that sentence and was released on bail in September.After announcing the verdict on December 24, the judge ordered authorities to take Sharif to Adiala prison near Islamabad where he was imprisoned in July..................

 

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