Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Safdar acquitted in the Avenfield case

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The Islamabad High Court acquitted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield properties case on Wednesday.

They have to submit a surety of Rs0.5 million each. They were earlier sentenced to 10, seven and one year respectively in the case on July 6 by the Islamabad Accountability Court.

Maryam and Nawaz were arrested upon their arrival in Pakistan from London on July 13. They filed appeals challenging their convictions in the case on July 16 in the Islamabad High Court.