Detailed judgement of Avenfield case against Nawaz, Maryam, capt(r) Safdar

08:41 PM | 6 Jul, 2018
Detailed judgement of Avenfield case against Nawaz, Maryam, capt(r) Safdar
ISLAMABAD - An accountability court handed a 10-year sentence and £8 million (Rs1.29 billion) to Pakistan’s former prime minister in a corruption reference pertaining to Sharif family’s Avenfield apartment in London, UK.

In the 173-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).



  • Nawaz Sharif gets 10 years in prison, Maryam seven, and Capt (r) Safdar one year

  • The ex-PM ordered to pay a fine of £8 million (Rs1.29 billion)

  • Maryam Nawaz barred from contesting elections for next 10 years

  • Avenfield properties to be sealed on court orders

  • Perpetual arrest warrants issued for Sharif’s two sons – Hassan and Hussain

  • The much-awaited verdict was announced at 04:30pm, after delayed for fourth time

  • Accountability judge dismisses Nawaz Sharif’s plea to postpone the decision

  • Strict security arrangements in place at Islamabad’s Federal Judicial Complex

  • PML-N workers to remain calm, according to an intelligence report

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The accountability court in Islamabad also barred Maryam Nawaz, the former first daughter, and her husband Captain (r) Safdar from contesting elections for the next 10 years.