Reacting to the Avenfield verdict, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif rejected the accountability court order sentencing Nawaz Sharif to 10 year imprisonment.
Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced for 10 years, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz seven years, and Capt Safdar has been given 1 year prison term in Avenfield reference.
Maryam Nawaz, who was a candidate from NA-127, has been disqualified from contesting elections.
The verdict of Avenfield reference has been delayed once again. It was reported earlier that the judge is reading out the order but the journalists were not allowed in, however, court staff later informed the reporters that media will be permitted inside.
The judge is reading out the much-awaited order of Avenfield reference.
Verdict in Nawaz Sharif's Avenfield corruption case has been delayed again and shall be announced at 03:30 pm. Giving reasons of the delay, Judge Mohammad Bashir said court staff is busy in making photocopies of the verdict that is taking time.
Verdict in Nawaz Sharif's Avenfield corruption case is about to be announced shortly by Judge Mohammad Bashir.
The court on Tuesday reserved its verdict in the Avenfield properties reference against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar.
Maryam Nawaz and Ishaq Dar have reached Avenfield apartments, where they will hear the verdict with Nawaz Sharif.
The registrar of the court stated that the judgement will be announced by 03:00 pm. There was no information as to what caused the delay.
The accountability court has further delayed the announcement of verdict till 02:30 pm.
Judge Mohammad Bashir rejected Nawaz Sharif's plea to delay the verdict in Avenfield case and remarked that the verdict would be announced at 12:30 pm.
Commenting on the outcome of the verdict, senior journalist Suhail Warraich told Geo News that PML-N's election campaign will be affected badly in case the former prime minister is sentenced.
Capt (retd) Safdar, who is a co-accused in Avenfield case, is busy in his election campaign in his hometown Mansehra.
The verdict on Sharif family plea to delay the verdict has been reserved and would be announced in an hour.
Judge Mohammad Bashir has resumed the hearing of Avenfield case.
Although heavy security arrangements were in place, no senior PML-N leader other than Dr Asif Kirmani is present at the court.
The Accountability court will announce the verdict at 09:30 am.
Talking to reporters outside court, Maryam Nawaz counsel's Amjad Pervez said he was hopeful of a favourable verdict. When asked to comment on Capt Safdar, Pervez said he is not in contact with him and has no information whether Nawaz's son-in-law would attend today's hearing or not.
On Monday, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were given a two-day exemption from appearing in the court and ordered to ensure their presence in court when the verdict is read out today.
The court had also declared Hassan and Hussain Nawaz proclaimed offender in the same reference.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz have been in London since June 14 to look after Kulsoom Nawaz, who is under intensive care there.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has requested the Accountability Court to delay the verdict in the Avenfield reference “for a few days only” as he wants to hear it in person.
Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption cases in the accountability court after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed references against them in the light of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Panama Papers case last year.