Nawaz Sharif arrested from Accountability Court, being shifted to Adiala Jail

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Nawaz Sharif arrested from Accountability Court, being shifted to Adiala Jail

ISLAMABAD - Nawaz Sharif has been arrested from the Accountability Court and is being shifted to the Adiala Jail.

The accountability court on Monday sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference, while acquitting him in the Flagship Investment reference.

In a short verdict announced today, the court said there was concrete evidence against the former premier in the Al-Azizia reference, and that he was unable to provide a money trail in the case.

There was not enough evidence to convict Nawaz in the Flagship reference, thus he has been acquitted, the decision read.

The detailed verdict is expected to be announced later today.

Nawaz was taken into custody from the court premises following the verdict, after which he is expected to be taken to jail.