RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – Lawyers of Sharif family on Saturday said that ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar have refused to take additional facilities in Adiala Jail.
Talking to media after meeting his clients in the jail, counsel Amjad Pervez said that Nawaz Sharif is determined and hopeful of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) victory in the upcoming polls.
It is to be mentioned here that Sharif family’s lawyers Khawaja Harris and Amjad Pervez were allowed to meet ex-PM, his daughter and son-in-law in jail after proper checking.
Sources told that they exchanged views over the petition that was filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against Avenfield decision while they also discussed the issue of transferring Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments references.
Earlier, leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and members of Sharif family had meet Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in Adiala Jail after their arrest.
A total of 15 people including Pervez Rasheed, Ayaz Sadiq, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz met the former PM.
On July 13, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested and shifted to jail after they landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.
Nawaz was sentenced to 11 years in prison by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court over his family’s purchase of luxury apartments in London, whereas, his daughter Maryam was sentenced to seven years in prison.
The ex-premier’s son-in-law was also sent to jail for one-year on the same charge.
The Avenfield reference is one of the three corruption references, filed by the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) on orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP), which disqualified Nawaz Sharif, ousting him from premiership and finding him guilty in the Panama Paper case verdict.
The verdict came at a time when Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif were in London to see Begum Kulsom Nawaz Sharif who has been undergoing treatment for cancer.