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ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Friday sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison while his daughter Maryam Nawaz to seven years in the Avenfield case.

Judge Muhammad Bashir announced the verdict.

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The judge earlier set 12:30 pm for the pronouncement of the verdict, but he deferred it till 3:00 pm owing to Friday prayers’ break and again till 3:30 pm.

He earlier rejected an application filed by the former prime minister seeking a seven-day postponement of the verdict.

He earlier reserved the verdict on the application after hearing arguments from the Sharif family’s lawyer Amjad Pervez and NAB prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar.

At the outset of the hearing, the lawyer argued that the former premier and his daughter are not proclaimed offenders and added they will show up in court upon return from London after seven days.

Opposing the plea, the NAB prosecutor contended a reserved verdict is not deferred and pleaded that the application be dismissed for being non-maintainable.

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