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Nawaz, Maryam decide to appeal against conviction

ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have decided to approach the Islamabad High Court challenging their conviction by an accountability court in the Avenfield properties reference, ARY News reported. The former premier, who has been in London, on Saturday discussed the legal recourse after the conviction with his legal team via telephone from the British capital. Sources privy to this development quoted lawyers as suggesting that Sharif and his daughter should return within a…

PML-N workers won’t protest over Avenfield reference verdict, says Zaeem Qadri

LAHORE: Disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Zaeem Qadri on Friday said that PML-N workers will not protest over Avenfield reference verdict as they are still confused between two different narratives presented by Shehbaz and Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. "PML-N workers are confused for Shehbaz and Nawaz are presenting two different narratives, Shehbaz has clearly said that his party will contest polls and will not resort to protest," said Zaeem Qadri while talking to ARY News. Zaeem Qadri was…

Nawaz Sharif announces return, says being punished for demanding respect for vote

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Mian Nawaz Sharif on Friday announced that he is returning to Pakistan hours after an accountability court  awarded him a 10-year sentence in the Avenfield reference, ARY News reported. In his first response to the court's verdict, Nawaz Sharif, who is in the British capital, said that he will return to the country as soon as his ailing wife regains consciousness but claimed that he is not being punished for corruption but for changing the course of country's…

Shehbaz rejects court verdict against Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Friday deplored the verdict sentencing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to ten years in prison in the Avenfield reference case. Addressing a press conference shortly after the verdict was announced, the PML-N president said that the verdict is political and has many shortcomings, and will go down as one of the worst decisions in history. "The accountability court's verdict is political and has many shortcomings. The PML-N and the people of…

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…

Nawaz seeks delay in announcement of Avenfield reference verdict

ISLAMABAD: Deposed premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday requested the accountability court to defer the announcement of verdict in the Avenfield properties case against him for a few days so that he could return to the country to hear it in his presence in the courtroom. 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. The application also cited…

ARY News team manhandled by Captain Safdar’s bodyguards

MANSEHRA: An ARY News team which approached Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Captain (retd) Safdar to talk about his election campaign in Mansehra was manhandled by his security team, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to details, ARY News anchor Adil Abbasi along with his team approached the PML-N leader for a show titled 'Halqa-e-Siyasat' but Safdar not only lectured the team about why he doesn't wish to talk to them but one of his security guards also manhandled the team. "During his lecture,…

Maryam Nawaz Sharif says ready to go to jail

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that she is ready to accept jail term but won't give up her "struggle", ARY News reported.  Speaking to media about the imminent verdict in the Avenfield reference in the British capital, the PML-N leader said that she won't back down from her struggle and will return to the country even if it means going to prison. https://arynews.tv/en/maryam-nawaz-mansehra-pmln-convention/ "When we have decided to go ahead with a mission…

Accountability court to announce verdict in Avenfield case on July 6

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday reserved its verdict in Avenfield reference filed against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif and his family, ARY News reported.  The court hearing the reference against the former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family said it will announce the verdict on July 6. The verdict was reserved after defence counsel Amjad Pervaiz concluded his arguments in the case. The Avenfield reference is among the four corruption references filed against former…

Avenfield reference: NAB Prosecutor continues concluding arguments

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi continued his concluding arguments for the fourth consecutive day in the Avenfield reference hearing against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members on Friday. Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir is hearing the reference. Nawaz Sharif after appearing before the court left earlier, as NAB prosecutor continued his arguments in the case. The prosecutor in his arguments said that Calibri font was not commercially…