ISLAMABAD: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and husband Captain Safdar on Wednesday submitted an software on the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom to request exemption from showing for a listening to on pleas filed towards their sentences within the Avenfield property reference. The couple has submitted the request following Maryam’s COVID-19 prognosis.
A two-judge bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kayani will hear the case. Earlier, the listening to was to be taken up by Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb to hunt remaining arguments from the respondents.
“I’m affected by coronavirus and can’t seem in court docket,” Maryam acknowledged within the software, including that she apologises for her absence.
The IHC had fastened Maryam’s attraction for listening to within the Avenfield Reference for as we speak, after Eid holidays.
Within the final listening to, Maryam Nawaz’s lawyer Amjad Pervaiz continued his arguments within the case. The petitioners had challenged their conviction by the accountability court docket and raised objections over the advantage of the case.
Maryam and Safdar have been convicted by an accountability court docket within the Avenfied corruption reference in July 2018. Maryam was penalised with an eight-year imprisonment and a £2 million superb, whereas Safdar was sentenced to a two-year imprisonment.