Islamabad: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif today telephoned his niece Maryam Nawaz over getting acquitted from the IHC in the avenfield reference.
The PM congratulated Maryam Nawaz as the IHC declared the verdict of the accountability court null and void.
Maryam Nawaz, who is also vice-president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) thanked her uncle and the premier Shahbaz Sharif.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) today declared the accountability court verdict in the avenfield against Maryam Nawaz and her husband null and void and acquitted the both.
The division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani had reserved the judgment after conclusion of arguments from the respondents of the case.
The accountability court had awarded as a whole eight years imprisonment to Maryam Nawaz and one year for her husband capt (retd) Safdar.
The court also acquitted both Maryam Nawaz and her husband capt (retd) Safdar.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president and daughter of three-time premier Nawaz Sharif, her husband capt (retd) Safdar had filed appeals in the IHC against the punishment in the avenfield reference.