PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has approached the Islamabad High Court to quash the Avonfield Apartments reference decision. Geo News. Reported on Tuesday.
Maryam, in a petition filed by advocate Irfan Qadir, described the decision as “a clear violation of the law and one of the best examples of political engineering in Pakistan’s history.”
The petition said that the Supreme Court oversaw the entire process of investigation of the case and oversaw the prosecution.
Maryam said it was against the law to file three separate references in the case of assets
He said that the role of the Supreme Court in the constitution is neither that of investigator nor that of prosecution.
Maryam said the NAB was committed to conducting a transparent investigation.
In addition, the petition referred to former IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s address to the bar.
The judge remarked that the Chief Justice of Pakistan has been contacted. We will not allow Nawaz Sharif and his daughter to be released till the elections.
According to the petition, Siddiqui’s remarks raised suspicions that the decision in the case was biased.
Maryam’s petition also said that the video of former accountability judge Arshad Malik was also a proof that the cases against the Sharif family have been affected.
In July 2019, Maryam released a video and audio clip in which she alleged that Malik was confessing that he had convicted Nawaz Sharif of corruption under “coercion”.
The petition called on the IHC to take notice of “serious violations” and quash the Avonfield reference decision and acquit all culprits.
The accountability court had on July 6 in the Avonfield Properties reference sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison and a fine of 8 8 million, Maryam to seven years in prison and Captain Safdar to one year in prison. 2018
Shortly after the verdict was announced by the accountability court in 2018, Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar were released from Adiala jail on September 19 as they were granted by the accountability court in reference to IHC orders for their release. The sentences were quashed. .
The IHC registrar raises objections to Mary’s request.
Meanwhile, the IHC registrar raised two objections to Maryam’s request. The IHC’s registrar’s office said Maryam had made the same appeal in a central petition challenging the Avonfield reference decision.
Secondly, the petitioner can obtain fresh grounds only with the permission of the court.
Lawyers representing Maryam have been informed of the objections and a special bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will hear the petition tomorrow (October 6).
The IHC will also hear the registrar’s objections during the hearing.
Avonfield Properties Reference.
Avonfield refers to the Sharif family’s Park Lane Apartments (Flats 16, 16-A, 17, and 17-A Avonfield House, Park Lane, London, UK) and includes former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his three children. Also included. , And son-in-law Captain (R) Safdar as accused.
The Panama Papers case was one of three references filed against the Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the direction of the Supreme Court.