ISLAMABAD: PML-N chief Maryam Nawaz has acquired an extension from the Islamabad Excessive Court docket to rent a brand new lawyer by September 23 for her plea difficult the sentence awarded to her within the Avenfield Reference.
A two-member IHC bench, comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani, performed a listening to on the pleas filed by Maryam and her husband Captain Safdar.
On the outset of the listening to, Maryam knowledgeable the court docket that her lawyer, Advocate Amjad Parvez, had excused himself from additional representing her case as a result of being unwell.
Sustaining that she needs to deliver some information to the fore by submitting one other plea, Maryam requested the court docket to grant her an extension to rent a brand new lawyer to counsel on her behalf.
“I don’t wish to give an impression that the case is being delayed,” she mentioned.
At this, Justice Farooq remarked that Maryam has the correct to rent a lawyer in keeping with her will and file a petition, due to this fact, the court docket wouldn’t object to this.
Nevertheless, at Maryam’s request for a month-long extension, the court docket remarked that the arguments on the case are occurring, so a protracted extension can’t be granted.
The court docket adjourned the listening to until September 23 whereas directing Maryam to rent a brand new lawyer inside this era.
Chatting with the media after the listening to, Maryam mentioned that her new petition will expose “all of the information and reveal that why the case was constructed towards them and who was behind it.”
Moreover, she mentioned that the “PTI has failed not solely in Punjab however in your entire nation.”
Avenfield properties reference
The Avenfield reference pertains to the Park Lane residences (flats 16, 16-A, 17 and 17-A Avenfield Home, Park Lane, London, United Kingdom), of the Sharif household and consists of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his three youngsters, and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar as accused.
The reference was amongst three filed towards the Sharif household by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) final yr on the Supreme Court docket’s directives within the Panama Papers case.
An accountability court docket had awarded 10 years of imprisonment together with an £eight million positive to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, seven years of imprisonment together with a penalty to Maryam, and one yr of imprisonment to Captain Safdar in Avenfield properties reference on July 6, 2018.
Sharif, Maryam, and Safdar had been launched from the Adiyala Jail on September 19 over the IHC’s orders for his or her launch, nullifying the sentences awarded to them by an accountability court docket within the reference.
Furthermore, the court docket additionally sentenced Maryam to 1 yr in jail for submitting false paperwork in court docket.
The court docket has additionally dominated that the Avenfield residences of the Sharif household, of their possession since 1993, shall be seized by the federal authorities.