Sharif family challenges accountability court’s decision in IHC

Sharif family challenges accountability court’s decision in IHC

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court verdict in Avenfield properties reference – sentencing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt. (Retd) Safdar to different terms – has been challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday.
In separate appeals filed by Sharif family’s lawyer, the court was requested to release Nawaz Sharif, who is also the supreme leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Maryam Nawaz and Safdar on bail till the IHC’s decision on the appeals.
They also requested the court to declare the decision of accountability court – including their jail terms, fine imposed on them, their disqualification and confiscation of London properties – null and void.
Moreover, the accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have been made parties in the appeals.
Let it be known that Accountability Court on its verdict on Avenfield properties reference filed by NAB against Sharif family had sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 10 years jail term, Maryam Nawaz to seven years and Capt. Retd Safdar to one year.
The court had also imposed heavy fines on Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.


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