Avenfield reference: Verdict against Nawaz, Maryam today

Avenfield reference: Verdict against Nawaz, Maryam today

Islamabad (Staff Report): An accountability court will announce its verdict against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar Abbasi on July 6 (today) in the Avenfield apartments reference.

The court, on Tuesday, reserved its judgment after defence counsel Amjad Pervaiz concluded his arguments in the case.

Judge Muhammad Bashir said said it would announce judgment on July 6 (Friday) and, subsequently, issued notice to the accused requiring their attendance before the court on Friday.

Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption cases in the accountability court after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed references against them in light of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Panama Papers case last year.

The corruption references, filed against the Sharifs, pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Limited, and Avenfield properties of London.

Nawaz and his sons, Hussain and Hasan, are accused in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar are accused in the Avenfield reference only.

Nawaz's sons, Hasan and Hussain, have already been declared absconders in the case.