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List of visitors prepared to meet Nawaz, Maryam in jail today

RAWALPINDI: A list containing the names of visitors has been prepared, who are scheduled to meet ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in jail today.

The list bears the names of 17 members of Sharif family and 23 leaders of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) including Asif Kirmani, Javed Hashmi, Pervaiz Rasheed and Ayaz Sadiq.

The names of 11 lawyers who support PML-N have also been listed as visitors who would meet Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.

The time given for the meet up is due on Thursday (today).

An accountability court, in Avenfield corruption reference, awarded 10 years prison term to the PML-N supreme leader, while his daughter Maryam and her spouse Capt. Safdar were handed seven years’ and one year’s prison term, respectively.

Judge Muhammad Bashir ordered forfeiture of their properties in the Avenfield Apartments and Park Lane of London. He imposed a fine of £8 million (approximately Rs1,292m) on the former premier and £2 million (approximately Rs323m) on his daughter.

Besides, three convicts were awarded an additional one-year imprisonment, which will run concurrently for not cooperating with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The PML-N leaders had filed an appeal against conviction in Islamabad High Court (IHC) which issued separate notices to the NAB Tuesday on Nawaz Sharif’s plea to transfer the remaining corruption cases against him to another judge as well as on the Sharif family’s appeals against the Avenfield verdict.

The court dismissed their requests to stay the corruption trial of the remaining references, as well as the Avenfield verdict, till their appeals are decided by the IHC.

Nawaz and family are thus likely to remain in jail until the election as the hearing was adjourned for the last week of July.

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