Media advisor to the former PM sentenced to nine years jail

Media advisor to the former PM sentenced to nine years jail

ISLAMABAD - Former media advisor to the fotmer Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gillani has been sentenced to nine years in jail.

An accountability court on Tuesday sentenced Mian Khurram Rasool, former media coordinator of the former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, to nine-year imprisonment in a case related to a bank fraud involving millions of rupees.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs50 million on the convict. It had earlier on November 22 reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from defence and prosecution sides.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference against Mian Khurram in 2009 for defrauding a private bank of Rs71 million.