Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz failed to file appeals in IHC

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz failed to file appeals in IHC

ISLAMABAD – Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar have failed to file appeals in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against Avenfield reference verdict.

According to details, the convicts had prepared the appeals six days ago however, they have not submit them in the court so far.

It 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.

Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the forthcoming general elections were also disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years each.

The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.

Nawaz Sharif was convicted under section 9(a)(5) of the NAB ordinance.