PML-N’s supreme leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt Safdar (retd) have decided to challenge the Accountability Court’s (AC) ruling in the Avenfield reference in Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Yesterday, the Accountability Court (AC) has convicted Nawaz Sharif in Avenfield corruption case and sentenced him 10 years of prison along with 8 million pounds fine. Maryam Nawaz sentenced 7 years of prison with 2 million pounds fine, while Capt Safdar (retd) received one-year imprisonment.

The detailed Avenfield verdict comprised of almost 100 pages.

AC announced its verdict in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by NAB against disqualified premier Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and Capt (retired) Safdar on July 6.

Strict security arrangements, including paramilitary personnel, were in place at the Federal Judicial Complex, where the court is located. The roads leading to the complex have also been closed to traffic.

Moreover, the district administration has imposed Section 144 in the capital and in cities of Lahore and Rawalpindi to discourage protests.