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Nawaz Sharif sent back to jail for corruption

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has been sent back to jail following a fresh corruption conviction.

Sharif was handed a seven-year term at a court in Islamabad for having investments beyond his declared assets.

The leader of three consecutive terms, who denies wrongdoing, was jailed in July in a different corruption case but bailed on appeal when the Islamabad High Court suspended his sentence in September.

His former ruling party - the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz - had threatened to start a mass protest movement and disrupt parliamentary business if its leader were sent back to prison.

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