IHC issues notice to Maryam Nawaz in Aven field reference


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued notices to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice president Maryam Nawaz and retired Captain Mohammad Safdar in response to an application filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seeking hearing of their appeals against the verdict in the Avenfield Apartment reference on a daily basis. 

Days before July 2018 general elections, Accountability Court judge Mohammad Bashir had convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Mr Safdar in the Avenfield Apartment reference and handed them jail terms of 10, seven and one years, respectively.

 They had filed appeals in the IHC against the conviction. The court had suspended their sentences and released them on bail. 

NAB is now seeking expeditious disposal of the appeals in 30 days.