Maryam Nawaz Acquitted in Avenfield Reference

Islamabad : Islamabad High Court acquitted Maryam Nawaz, vice president of Muslim League-N in the Avenfield reference.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of the Islamabad High Court heard the petition against the sentence in the Avenfield reference on behalf of Maryam Nawaz.

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NAB Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi said in the court that I first told when Nelson and Niscol companies were formed, then when these companies bought these properties, they denied that they have these properties since 1993.

Justice Amir Farooq said that the companies must have bought the properties during this period, but he says they came to them after the settlement with the Qatari family in 2006.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar remarked that all these accused should not have said anything in this case, you had to prove this case.

Justice Aamir Farooq said that your case may be right but you have failed to prove it, we cannot judge only on public knowledge or hearsay, Maryam Nawaz was not a public office holder, so on her. The case of assets is not made.

The Islamabad High Court, after hearing the calls of Maryam Nawaz’s lawyer Amjad Parvez Advocate and NAB Prosecutor, delivered a short judgment in the case and declared Maryam Nawaz’s 7-year sentence void and acquitted her.

It should be remembered that the accountability court sentenced Maryam Nawaz to 7 years and her husband Captain Retired Safdar to one year in the Avenfield reference.

Nawaz Sharif, leader of PML-N, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the Avenfield case itself.

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