Srinagar: Former Pakistan Prime minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to ten years in prison in the Avenfield apartments corruption case.
His daughter Maryam Nawaz was sentenced to seven years, Geo News reported.
“Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the sentence today after several delays since morning. Nawaz’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar was given a one year sentence. Moreover, Nawaz was fined £8 million and Maryam £2 million,” said the report.
The former prime minster and his daughter were not present in the country citing Begum Kulsoom’s ill-health.
Prior to the verdict, Maryam took to Twitter, urging the “PML-N’s lions” not to get unsettled no matter what the verdict.
“All of this is not new for your Nawaz Sharif, he has faced exile, disqualification, and life imprisonment [sentence] in the past,” she said further in the series of tweets.