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IHC Reserves Verdict On Sharif Family Pleas Against Conviction

Islamabad (August 20, 2018): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday reserved verdict in a case regarding the Sharif’s family’s appeals challenging their conviction in the Avenfield reference by the accountability court.

A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb resumed hearing in the appeals of Sharif family today seeking suspension of their conviction in Avenfield reference.

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In today’s proceedings, after the completion of the arguments by both parties, the court reserved the verdict in on the appeals filed by Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar against their sentences.

Justice Athar Minallah remarked that an appropriate order will be announced.The court said that “at this stage we are not inclined to decide these petitions and they shall remain pending and fixed alongwith the appeals. In case there is a delay in deciding of the appeals then the petitioners shall be at liberty to press these petitions.”

On July 16, Nawaz Sharif his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar submitted appeals in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against Avenfield reference verdict.

The petitioners have requested the court to annul the decision pertaining to their imprisonment, fine, disqualification and forfeiture of property.

All the three accused should be released on bail until the final verdict, it added.Avenfield Reference: Sharif Family Challenges Verdict In IHCIt is to be mentioned here that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in Avenfield verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.

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