ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal has convicted the country’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and sentenced him to 10 years in prison over corruption.
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 last year.
Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawasz, was sentenced 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.
Friday’s rulings can be appealed. Sharif, who is in London, was sentenced in absentia.
The court says he and his family had failed to disclose the source of funds used to purchases luxurious London properties and had not reported them to tax authorities.