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Pakistan: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Safdar file appeal against Avenfield verdict

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 16 Jul 2018

Pakistan:  Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Safdar file appeal against Avenfield verdict
Islamabad, July 16: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday challenged his conviction, days after he was arrested on Friday, media reports said.

Sharif was awarded 10-year jail term by a Pakistani court in a corruption case.


Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan filed an appeal against the verdict in the Avenfield Properties corruption reference in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, reported Geo News.


Sharif and Maryam are currently lodged in Rawalpindi city's Adiyala prison.


Minutes after landing at the Lahore airport, Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested by a team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday.


Nawaz Sharif, Maryam convicted:


On July 6, an accountability court in Islamabad had sentenced the former three-time premier to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8-million fine (Rs1.3-billion) for "owning assets disproportionate to known sources of income".


His daughter, Maryam, on the other hand, was sentenced to eight years with a £2-million fine (Rs335-million), while her husband, Captain (retd) Safdar, was handed a one-year prison sentence.


Sharif's sons, Hassan and Hussain, have been absconding and declared 'proclaimed offenders' in the case.


Sharif’s son-in-law Muhammad Safdar was sentenced to 1 year in prison for not cooperating with the investigation.


Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for life from holding political office or contesting elections.


Nawaz Sharif ousted from power last year:


Pakistani Supreme Court last year ousted Sharif from the post of the Prime Minister following the Panama Papers revelations. 

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