Sentence of Sharif Family challenged in LHC


LAHORE : A petition against the sentence of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain Retried Safdar was submitted in Lahore High Court on Wednesday, seeking nullify the punishment of them.

The plea has been lodged by Lawyers’ Foundation for Justice through renowned advocate, AK Dogar.

Three-time premier was sentenced according to such a law which become void after the 18th amendment.

LHC has been requested to the declared punishment of Sharif Family Null and void.

On July 06, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine, while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to seven years with a £2 million fine in the Avenfield properties reference.

Nawaz’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar was given a one year sentence.

On July 09, Captain Retired Safdar, the son in law of former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif is shifted to Adiala Jail.

Captain retired Safdar was presented in the court of Judge Muhammad Bashir.

Strict security measures were in place outside the Federal Judicial Complex in G-11 sector of Islamabad, where the accountability court is situated. Police officials, the elite force, and rangers were deployed outside the building.