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SC accepts NAB appeals against Nawaz, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday accepted for hearing appeals filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging the Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict that suspended the prison terms of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her spouse Capt (retd) Safdar.  A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, declared the appeals maintainable for hearing. The chief justice remarked the bench would determine whether or not to constitute a larger bench to…

‘Court suspended jail sentence of Sharifs, not cancelled it,” says PTI Senator

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to the Islamabad High Court decision in the Avenfield properties case, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed Khan says one must understand that the court suspended jail sentence of Sharifs, not cancelled it. Speaking to ARY News, Khan said Nawaz Sharif and his jailed family members remain convicts and plunderers of national wealth. “They are guilty, and their conviction charges are still intact,” asserted the PTI leader. He added that the court decision was mere suspension of the…

IHC defers verdict against appeals of Sharif family in Avenfield reference case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday deferred announcing the verdict on the suspension of the convictions against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law captain retired Safdar in the Avenfied reference case Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Aurangzaeb were hearing the case against the suspension of the convictions against the Sharif family. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) deputy prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar submitted the concluding arguments as instructed by…

Bench formed to hear appeals of Nawaz, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has constituted a two-judge bench to take up appeals filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Muhammad Safdar against their conviction in the Avenfield reference.   The division bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Gul Hassan Aurangzeb will hear the appeals next week. Earlier on July 17, a bench had issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the appeals seeking to set aside the accountability…

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam leave for Pakistan to face jail time

LONDON:  Former premier Mian Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif have left London to fly for Lahore where they would be arrested in compliance with a July 6 court order in the Avenfield case, ARY News reported on Thursday. The former PM and Maryam Nawaz will board a flight from London in a few minutes and will arrive in Lahore on July 13, Friday, at 6:15pm via Abu Dhabi. The National Accountabiltiy Bureau and the Punjab government, on the other hand, have devised a comprehensive strategy…

Govt to implement Avenfield verdict against Sharifs, says minister

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker information minister Syed Ali Zafar says the government will implement the accountability court’s decision that convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and members of his family in the Avenfield case. He said legal process in the case would be followed from Monday. The minister said the caretaker government would also implement orders of the court regarding confiscation of the property of the convicts. He said Mr. Sharif has the right to file an appeal against the court decision. Mr.…

Here’s how Twitterites reacted to Nawaz Sharif’s conviction in Avenfield reference

An accountability court on Friday sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif to a total of 10 years in prison and directed him to pay a fine of £8 million after finding him guilty on different charges in the Avenfield properties case. Judge Muhammad Bashir found Sharif guilty of accumulating assets beyond his known sources of income. He handed out seven-year imprisonment to the former premier’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and a fine of £2 million. She has been awarded an additional one year’s imprisonment on charges of using…

Sheikh terms Avenfield case verdict as the end to Sharif family’s political career

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed on Friday termed court's verdict in Avenfield reference case as the end to Nawaz Sharif family's political career, ARY News reported. "A political bigwig has been sentenced to imprisonment for the first time in Pakistan’s history," he remarked while talking to media.  Sheikh Rasheed said that now the former premier wanted those masses to take to streets, whom his government did not provide even basic facilities. “It is crystal clear that Maryam Nawaz forged…

Looters should be in jail, not assemblies: Imran Khan

SWAT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan expressed gratitude after the verdict against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and said that looters and plunderers will now be in jail and not in assemblies. "I am grateful to Almighty Allah. I came to politics over the increasing corruption in the country," he said that the nation was progressing but was pushed behind due to corruption. During the era of military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq, he said that both Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif started blatant corruption,…

Avenfield reference: Nawaz, Maryam’s exemption pleas rejected

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday rejected a plea from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz seeking a five-day exemption from appearance in the three references. Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir resumed hearing in the Avenfield reference against the Sharif family. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi gave his concluding arguments on the third consecutive hearing. The petition stated that both wanted to travel to London to meet Kulsoom…