Captain (R) Safdar shows up at rally in Rawalpindi

Captain (R) Safdar shows up at rally in Rawalpindi

*RAWALPINDI: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar, who has been convicted in **the Avenfield properties reference, showed up at a rally in Rawalpindi on Sunday.*

A day after NAB officials conducted raids in Abbottabad and Mansehra districts to arrest him, he reached Rawalpindi and was seen addressing a gathering of PML-N workers.

Sources say he is likely to be arrested soon as a NAB team has arrived in Rawalpindi to nab him.

On Friday, Sharif was awarded 10 years in prison, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her spouse Capt. Safdar were handed seven years’ and one year’s prison term, respectively.

Judge Muhammad Bashir ordered forfeiture of their properties in the Avenfield Apartments and Park Lane of London. He imposed a fine of £8 million (approximately Rs1,292m) on the former premier and £2 million (approximately Rs323m) on his daughter.

Besides, three convicts were awarded an additional one-year imprisonment, which will run concurrently for not cooperating with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

According to the verdict, the prosecution failed to establish the charge of corrupt practices against them.

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