Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison

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Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison for corrupt practices linked to his family’s purchase of upscale London flats, in a major blow to his party ahead of general elections on July 25.

  • Saad Sayeed
  • The Age
  • Reuters

Sapo 2bThe guilty verdict in absentia against Sharif, 68, threatens to end the career of one of Pakistan’s most high-profile politicians of the past four decades, a political survivor who was prime minister three times.

A political ally said Sharif would return to Pakistan from London to file an…

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