IHC suspends Avenfield sentences, orders release of Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference and ordered their release.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb gave the judgment on petitions filed by Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar challenging the Avenfield verdict against them.

The National Accountability Bureau will file an appeal in the Supreme against the Islamabad High Court’s decision to suspend the sentences of the Sharifs in the Avenfield corruption reference.

A NAB meeting chaired by chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday was briefed on the IHC decision. During the meeting, it was decided that an appeal would be filed as soon as the IHC’s order was received.