Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar Acquitted by IHC
After the Accountability Court had sentenced Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar over corruption charges on July 6th, they were given 10 years and 7 years in terms of imprisonment respectively. But the Islamabad High Court has just ordered the sentences to be suspended and for the accused to be set free.
Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb listened to the petitions filed challenging the sentences by the Sharif family. “Should we announce a judgment based on criminal law on assumptions? This assumption that the property is occupied by the children but the ownership is Nawaz’s? Seemingly, the accountability court’s verdict was based on assumptions,” said Justice Athar.
“How can there be two types of ownership at one time? Or is Maryam the rightful owner or only on paper?” asked Justice Miangul. Justice Athar further explained, “Justice Miangul’s question is that they both cannot be sentenced under the same indictment charges. So how then was a sentence announced on the same indictment charges?”Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org