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Court to take up Nawaz’s petition seeking deferral of Avenfield reference verdict tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court Islamabad will hear on Friday the petitions filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, seeking postponement of Avenfield reference verdict.

The court had reserved its judgment in the Avenfield reference on Tuesday, declaring the verdict to be announced on Friday.

However, Nawaz and his daughter Maryam, who are in London in connection with serious health condition of Kulsoom Nawaz, have requested the court to delay the judgment for few days.

Nawaz’s counsel Zafir Khan submitted a request in Accountability Court-I today. The request mentions that the former premier and his daughter Maryam Nawaz want the verdict to be read out while they are present in the courtroom.

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The application also cited the reason of Nawaz and Maryam’s stay in London since June 14 owing to the illness of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

The accountability court on Tuesday reserved its verdict in the Avenfield reference filed against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and members of his family. The verdict is due to announce tomorrow (July 6).

His wife has been on life-support machines for the past 21 days and underwent a medical procedure, he added. He stressed that the decision should be deferred as it won’t undermine justice.

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