Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif Jailed for 7 years hard labour

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif holds a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the White Room of Number 10 Downing Street on April 30, 2014 in London, England. During his visit to the UK, Mr Sharif is scheduled to meet with David Cameron, address an Investment Conference and meet members of the Pakistani Diaspora. (Photo by Oli Scarff - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

harif, 68, had been sentenced to 10 years in jail in a corruption case by an accountability court in May this year, but the Islamabad High Court suspended the conviction in September.

Nawaz Sharif was ousted as prime minister last year by the Pakistan Supreme Court over corruption.
Nawaz Sharif was ousted as prime minister last year by the Pakistan Supreme Court over corruption. (Reuters Archive)

A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Monday jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for seven years on graft charges he says were politically motivated.

The court found the three-time prime minister was unable to prove the source of income for the ownership of a steel mill in Saudi Arabia, Geo News reported.

Sharif, who was removed from office last year after being disqualified from serving his third stint as prime minister was accused of possessing assets beyond his known sources of income.

Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison in July over the purchase of luxury apartments in London.

He appealed that sentence and was released on bail in September.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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