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Sharifs challenge Avenfield verdict in LHC

Sharifs challenge Avenfield verdict in LHC

LAHORE: Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law captain (r) Safdar have filed a petition in Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Avenfield verdict on Wednesday.

The petition states that the three times elected Prime Minister (PM) of the country was being punished on the basis of a law voided after the 18th amendment.

The petitioner, advocate A K Dogar asked the Lahore High Court (LHC) to dismiss the decision against Sharif family in London property case.

Earlier, the accountability court handed a 10-year sentence and £8 million (Rs1.29 billion) to Pakistan’s former prime minister in a corruption reference pertaining to Sharif family’s Avenfield apartment in London, UK.

Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir sentenced Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, to seven years in jail for forgery and making assets through illegal sources in the landmark decision. She has been ordered to pay a fine of £2 million (Rs320 million).

Moreover, the judge ordered to seal the property in question, suggesting the government to do legislation to bring plundered money back to the country.