Appeal to declare Nawaz, Maryam house as sub-jail submitted in SC


LAHORE: A petition was submitted on Monday in the Supreme Court (SC)’s Lahore Registry to declare house of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam  Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar as sub-jail.

The petition was filed by Watan Party Chairman Barrister Zafarullah Khan in which, he stated that references against the former PM are pending at accountability court.

Nawaz Sharif held office of PM for three times, therefore, his house can legally be declared as sub-jail, he added.

The federation, Punjab chief secretary, home secretary and inspector general of the jail have been named in the petition.

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in Avenfield verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.

Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the forthcoming general elections, were also disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years each.

The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.

Nawaz Sharif was convicted under section 9(a)(5) of the NAB ordinance.


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