Sharif Family Submits Pleas To Make NAB, AC Party In IHC

Sharif Family Submits Pleas To Make NAB, AC Party In IHC

Islamabad (August 10, 2018): Former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Retired Safdar on Friday have submitted various pleas in Islamabad High Court for the amendment in already under trial pleas against Avenfiled Reference Covncition.

Court has been pleaded to make NAB and Accountability Court as a party in the case.

Earlier on Thursday, the NAB Court ordered the concerned authorities to produce former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday.

The orders were passed by the Judge of NAB Court II, Muhammad Arshad Malik during the hearing of references related to Al Azizia and Flagship Investment.

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The hearing of the references was later adjourned till Monday by the AC Judge.

Earlier on August  07, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) approved a plea from Nawaz Sharif and his family to order the transfer Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references to another court.

The decision was announced by a two-member bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb on Nawaz Sharif’s plea.

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Sharif’s legal counsel had filed the appeal requesting the high court to transfer the references from the court of Accountability Judge-I Mohammad Bashir to another accountability court.

The Sharif family had also petitioned against their convictions in the Avenfield reference.

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According to media reports, the prosecution said that the defence had earlier requested for a joint testimony of witnesses in all three corruption references against the Sharif family. “The defence counsel cannot cross-examine joint witnesses,” Abbasi said.Earlier on July 6, an accountability court had sentenced Nawaz to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) in the corruption reference, while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine (Rs335 million). Nawaz’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar was also given a one-year sentence without any fine.

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The Sharifs had challenged their convictions in the IHC, highlighting the legal flaws in the Avenfield case judgment and asking for the accountability court’s verdict to be declared null and void, and the three convicts are released on bail.

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