Convicted Sharif family members file appeal in Islamabad High Court against Avenfield verdict

Islamabad, July 16 : Pakistan former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan on Monday filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict in the Avenfield case and highlighted the legal flaws in the judgment.

Sharif family members submitted appeals against the verdict in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) as the ten-day deadline for the review petition expired.

The appeal requested the court to declare the accountability court’s verdict null and void and release the three convicts on bail.

Sharif’s lawyers were in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi on Saturday, to get the legal papers signed.

An accountability court sentenced Nawaz to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) in the corruption reference while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine (Rs335 million). Additionally, Nawaz’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar has been given a one year sentence without any fine.

Sharifs have been accused of failing to disclose the source of income for purchase of luxury apartments in London.

Nawaz and Maryam arrived in Pakistan on Friday evening, where they were arrested upon their arrival and shifted to Adiala Jail in separate convoys. Safdar was arrested earlier on July 9.

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