Petition filed in SC to declare Nawaz, Maryam residences as sub-jails

Petition filed in SC to declare Nawaz, Maryam residences as sub-jails

Lahore (Staff Report): The deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar on Monday moved the Supreme Court (SC) to declare their houses as sub-jail.

A petition was submitted in the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Barrister Zafarullah Khan.

The petitioner requested the court that the residence of Nawaz Sharif can be declared a sub-jail as corruption trial against the former PM is still pending.

Meanwhile, a four-member medical team also reached Adiala jail for the medical check-up of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

On July 6, the court awarded ousted premier to 10 years and Maryam Nawaz to 7 years imprisonment in the Avenfield corruption reference, while Capt (retd) Safdar will also face one year jail term in the case.

Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the verdict.

Moreover, Nawaz and Maryam were also fined 8 and 2 million pounds respectively. The court ordered to confiscate the property in question, suggesting the government to do legislation to bring plundered money back to the country.

In the 100-page decision, Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir also 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). Capt (r) Safdar Awan, who is the son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif, was jailed for one year for cheating.