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Former Pakistan prime minister Sharif sentenced to seven years jail for graft

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif

By: Sarwar Alam

Former Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison for corruption Monday, state media reported, the latest conviction in a series of allegations which saw him ousted from power last year. Sharif, a three-time prime minister, has denied all the charges against him and claims he is being targeted by the country’s powerful security establishment. Monday’s conviction, centred on family businesses in the Middle East, is his second stemming from a corruption investigation spurred by the Panama Papers leak, and comes as new Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to tackle endemic graft in Pakistan. He was taken…

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