N rejects decision against Nawaz, says Shehbaz

Nawaz and Maryam outside the court premises this year

"I will continue my struggle till the people of Pakistan are not freed of the slavery imposed on them by some generals and judges", he further said, flanked by his daughter Maryam. "They looted money and made properties in London", he added.

From the start of the ex-PM's legal troubles in 2016, Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif and her husband, Muhammad Safdar, were also convicted, with Ms. Sharif sentenced to seven years in prison and a fine of 2 million pounds and Safdar sentenced to one year in prison. "Maryam was given seven years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed two million pounds (over Dollars 2.6 million) and her husband Muhammad Safdar was awarded one year rigorous imprisonment", the NAB prosecution team chief Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi told media outside the court.

After the conviction, it was not sure if Sharif and Maryam would come back to face rigorous imprisonment.

"This decision is based on injustice".

Sharif, 68, is now in London attending to his wife Kulsoom Nawaz who was diagnosed with throat cancer past year.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rejected the verdict, and Sharif's younger brother, Shahbaz, pledged to challenge the order. Nawaz Sharif has been fined eight million pounds and Maryam Nawaz two million pounds.

He said Sharif made Pakistan a nuclear power by rejecting global pressures and served this country.

Judge Mohammad Bashir concluded in his written statement that Sharif and his family had failed to disclose the source of funds they used to purchases luxurious London properties and did not report the purchases to tax authorities.

Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister of Pakistan, has been sentenced to ten years in jail on corruption charges, marking a final, ignominious downfall for one of the great survivors of Pakistani politics. He denies drawing the monthly salary. She has cancer and has been on a ventilator, according to officials with Sharif's political party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. "Even with institutional pressure and this verdict, the party is maintaining its position", he said.

In 1993 he was sacked from his first term as premier for corruption, while in 1999 he was sentenced to life in prison after his second term in office ended with a military coup.

July 28, 2017 - Pakistan Supreme Court declares Sharif disqualified from office for not declaring income from a company in United Arab Emirates, which was not in original Panama Papers revelations.

Khan is running on a socially conservative, anti-corruption platform. The PML-N sweeps back to power in an election the gives its allies a solid National Assembly majority. The accountability court on Friday dismissed Sharif's plea for a delay in the announcement of the verdict in the Avenfield corruption case against his family.