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Politicians react to Avenfield verdict against Nawaz, family | Pakistan

Sheikh Rasheed (L), Jahangir Tareen (M) and Khursheed Shah (R) react to Avenfield reference against the Sharif family. Photo: file  Accountability Court-I sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine in the Avenfield properties reference on Friday while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a ...

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Powerful being held accountable for first time: Imran Khan | Pakistan

SWAT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday commenting on the court verdict against the Sharif family said that the powerful are being held accountable for the first time in Pakistan.  Addressing a rally here, Imran said the children of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had given contradictory statements previously about owning apartments in London. Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to ...

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PML-N rejects Avenfield verdict: Shehbaz Sharif | Pakistan

LAHORE: Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif has termed an accountability courts decision to send his brother, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to jail as unjust and “a dark chapter in history”.  Speaking to reporters in Lahore on Friday shortly after accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir announced the verdict, handing Nawaz Sharif a 10-year prison term and an £8 million fine ...

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Avenfield reference verdict against Nawaz Sharif, family to be announced shortly | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir will shortly be announcing the verdict in the Avenfield properties reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.  After setting three deadlines — 3pm, 2:30pm and 12:30pm — the court said it would announce the verdict at 3:30pm.  However, the judge called lawyers of both sides inside his chambers and disallowed the media.  He ...

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Avenfield reference verdict against Nawaz Sharif, family expected shortly | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A plea by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam to delay the verdict in the Avenfield reference case for seven days was dismissed by the accountability court on Friday.  The court will announce its verdict at any moment, after delaying it till 3pm, from its earlier deadlines of 2:30pm and 12:30pm.  The judge, present inside his chamber, ...

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Maryam Nawaz tells PML-N’s ‘lions’ not to fret over verdict | Pakistan

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz. Photo: File LONDON: Ahead of the highly-anticipated verdict on the Avenfield Properties corruption reference, Maryam Nawaz has advised PML-N supporters against fretting over the court’s decision.  The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader took to twitter to state that forces had been unable to break Nawaz Sharif’s resolve in the face of adversity. “PML-N’s lions, remember this! Do ...

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Eleven dead, scores injured in Nawabshah road accident | Pakistan

File photo of a road crash NAWABSHAH: At least 11 passengers were killed and several others sustained injuries in a three-vehicle crash near Nawabshah on Friday, police said. The deadly collision occurred on Daur Road and involved a coach, a van and a car, the police added. The injured were taken to Peoples Medical College. The dead included women and ...

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NAB presents Fawad Hasan Fawad in accountability court | Pakistan

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday presented Fawad Hasan Fawad in an accountability court after he was arrested a day earlier over various corruption charges including the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme case. NAB officials initially denied the top civil servant’s arrest on Thursday, stating that he was summoned to the bureau for questioning. However, Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ...

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