The Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday formed a full bench after a petition was filed in the Court, seeking annulment of the conviction of the Sharif family in the Avenfield properties reference case.

The conviction is challenged in the LHC by a senior lawyer A.K. Dogar, who maintained that the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) law is no more validity after the implementation of 18th amendment.

The petitioner regarded the law under which Nawaz Sharif and his family was convicted is 'dead law'. Moreover, Advocate Dogar argued to nullify the imprisonment of Nawaz Sharif and family.   

Afterwards, the Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) formed a three-member bench to hear the petition. The bench comprises of Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza, Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi and Justice Mujahid Mustaqeem.

The bench will hear the petition on Wednesday, August 8.

Earlier, on July 6, the Accountability Court had sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif 11 years in prison and imposed a £8 million fine (Rs 1.3 billion) on him in the Avenfield corruption reference. Whereas, his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years in prison with a £2 million fine (Rs 335 million), while her husband Captain (retired) Safdar was given a one-year sentence without any fine.