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July 16,2018

IHC to hear Sharifs' appeals against Avenfield verdict tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD: A two-member bench of the Islamabd High Court (IHC) will hear the appeals filed by the Sharif family against Avenfield verdict tomorrow, Geo News reported.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, and Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar on Monday filed an appeal in the IHC challenging the accountability court verdict in the Avenfield property reference London.

The appeals that were filed through Sharif family’s legal team prayed the court to nullify the judgment of lower court regarding their imprisonment sentence, disqualification and property confiscation.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb will hear the appeal, according to the court registrar.

Sharifs claimed that the accountability court had not fulfilled legal requirements for justice and the decision was not in accordance with law and pointed out flaws in it.

The petitioners requested the court to suspend the judgment and order to release the convicts on bail till the IHC decided the case.

The petitioners nominated National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Accountability Court-I as respondents in their case.

Meanwhile talking to media outside the IHC, Maryam Nawaz’s counsel Amjad Pervaiz confirmed that the Sharif family had filed the appeal against the accountability court judgment in Avenfield property reference.

He claimed the petitioners had solid grounds to get relief from the IHC, saying that there were several flaws in accountability court judgment.

It may be mentioned here that accountability court in its judgment on July 6, had sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 10 years imprisonment and fined £8 million while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years imprisonment with a £2 million. Nawaz sharif’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar was given one-year sentence without any fine.

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