Islamabad: Former PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, and Capt (Retd) Safdar will remain in jail till the Pakistan Election 2018.
The next hearing is scheduled after Pakistan Election 2018 so Nawaz, Maryam, and Safdar will remain behind bars till elections. Islamabad High Court (IHC) scheduled the next hearing after election in the appeal against the Avenfield verdict.
IHC also issued notices to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and summoned the records from case. In addition, it also advised investigative officer and NAB prosecutor after the Pakistan Election 2018.
IHC heard the appeal against Avenfield Verdict by Sharif family members today. Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, and Captain (Retd) Safdar have filed an appeal against the Avenfield verdict in IHC. The hearing bench comprised of two senior judges. Justice Miangul Hassan and Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard appeals.
The appeal against the Avenfield verdict highlights the legal flaws in the Avenfield judgments, and asks for the accountability court’s verdict to be declared null and void and the three convicts to be released on bail.
According to the appeal, Wajid Zia, Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and key witness himself acknowledged that a reaction to the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) request not received. He further added that leveling charges without accepting a reaction to the MLA was unappropriate.
Lawful guidance of the convicts have fought that the arraignment’s witness Robert Radley not just expressed that Calibri font test version was available, he confessed to having downloaded and utilized the Calibri textual style which was accessible as pre-arrival of Windows Vista acknowledged as BETA-1 since 2005. He also accepted that he was not a computer geek or It expert or computer expert.
The Avenfield reference verdict came against Nawaz Sharif and his family. The Accountability Court sentenced the imprisonment of 10, 7, and 1 year to Nawaz, Maryam, and Captain Safdar (retd) respectively. The court also fined Nawaz Sharif and Maryam 8 million and 2 million Pounds respectively. All three leaders later moved to Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.