Maryam Nawaz appears before IHC in Avenfield review plea

Maryam Nawaz appears before IHC in Avenfield review plea

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday appeared before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to attend a hearing of the Avenfield Apartments review petition.

A special bench of the court comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard appeals filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar against their conviction in the Avenfield reference.

Maryam's father, former prime minister Nawaz, had sought exemption from attending the hearing, while Maryam and Safdar had filed a request for adjournment.

At the last hearing, the IHC had suspended the 10-year, seven-year, and one-year jail sentences awarded to Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar, respectively by an accountability court on July 6, 2018.

The Supreme Court had later upheld the high court's decision while hearing the National Accountability Bureau's appeal against the suspension. The accused have since been out on bail.