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Nawaz, Maryam celebrate Eid ul Azha in Adiala Jail

x-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday celebrated Eid ul Azha in Adiala Jail.
According to details, Nawaz Sharif offered Eid prayers at High Security block while there is no schedule regarding meeting of officials with the convict.
Earlier, Islamabad High Court (IHC) had suspended verdict in case pertaining to the Sharif family’s appeals challenging their conviction in the Avenfield reference by the accountability court.
A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb resumed hearing in the appeals of Sharif family today seeking suspension of their conviction in Avenfield reference.
It is to be mentioned here that former prime minister 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.
The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.