Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 7 years jail in corruption case

A Pakistan court on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in Al-Azizia Steel Mills graft corruption reference.

The anti-corruption court said in its ruling that the three-time prime minister was unable to prove the source of income for the ownership of a steel mill in Saudi Arabia.

Sharif was present in court when the verdict was delivered. However, the court acquitted Sharif in another case, the Flagship Investments corruption case in the Panama Papers scandal.

Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in July to 10 years in prison on charges related to the purchase of upscale apartments in London, after the Supreme Court removed him from power. He was released in September pending an appeal.

The Pakistan anti-corruption body filed three cases in September 2017, related to the Avenfield, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment corruption case.