ISLAMABAD: All eyes are on the the accountability court that is scheduled to announce its verdict in the Avenfield properties reference case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family today (Friday).
As per details, the Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict in the Avenfield properties reference against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar.
Talking to reporters outside court, Maryam Nawaz counsel's Amjad Pervez said he was hopeful of a favourable verdict. When asked to comment on Capt Safdar, Pervez said he is not in contact with him and has no information whether Nawaz's son-in-law would attend today's hearing or not.
On Monday, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were given a two-day exemption from appearing in the court and ordered them to ensure their presence in court when the verdict is read out today.
The court had also declared Hassan and Hussain Nawaz proclaimed offender in the same reference.
Nawaz and Maryam have been in London since June 14 to look after Kulsoom Nawaz, who is under intensive care there.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has requested the Accountability Court to delay the verdict in the Avenfield reference “for a few days only” as he wants to hear it on his own.
Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption cases in the accountability court after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed references against them in the light of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Panama Papers case last year.