Pak court to deliver judgment in two corruption cases against Sharif

In Pakistan, the Accountability Court will today deliver its judgment in two remaining corruption cases against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The court last week reserved the judgment after completion of hearing in the Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia cases. The court had indicted Sharif for holding assets beyond his known sources of income in August 2017. 

The three-time former Prime Minister Sharif arrived in Islamabad yesterday ahead of the court’s verdict. He is expected to hear the verdict in the courtroom today. Security around the Judicial Complex has been tightened ahead of the verdict.

Today is the revised deadline set by the Supreme Court to wrap up the remaining two corruption cases against Sharif. If found guilty, he can be sentenced up to 14 years in jail. Three cases were launched by the National Accountability Bureau in September 2017 following a judgment by the apex court that disqualified Sharif.

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