A Pakistani court has sentenced the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for corruption to seven years in prison. This was confirmed by representatives of the authorities on Monday. It was the unexplained financing of a steel plant in Saudi Arabia.

In a second case, Sharif was acquitted. Sharif will be immediately taken into custody, said a court representative journalists on the ground.

thousands of supporters of Sharif and his party Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) had delivered before the Verdict around the court building, clashes with the police.

The Ex-Premier was convicted in July in the absence of ten years in prison for corruption. The financing of expensive flats in London. A week later, he was arrested after his return from London at the airport in Lahore. In mid-September he had been released from prison after a court had ordered in the capital Islamabad for his release. It was in July of judgment against Sharif.

rolling the affair in the previous year had come, after opposition politicians had accused Sharif and some of his Relatives to state funds and laundered embezzled. The opposition politicians based their allegations on documents that appeared fraud in 2016 in the Wake of the Panama-Papers-revelations of alleged tax.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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