In a relief to jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz, a Pakistani anti-corruption court on Friday dismissed a plea filed against her for submitting a fake document in the high-profile Avenfield Apartments case.
Maryam, 45, the vice president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was accused of providing a fake trust deed during the hearing of the case. The deed was written in Calibri font in 2006 when the font was not available for public use.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) moved an application before the accountability judge Mohammad Bashir against Maryam for the bogus trust deed.
Bashir after hearing the case reserved the judgment and after a while announced that the case was dismissed.
Maryam, who was accompanied by her husband, former army captain, Mohmmad Safdar and senior party leaders, was wearing a shirt with a picture of Sharif that read- “Free Nawaz Sharif” when she arrived for the hearing.
She was sentenced to seven years in jail in July 2018 in connection with the case that pertains to the ownership of the Sharif family’’s posh apartments at Avenfield House, London. The sentence was, however, suspended by the Islamabad High Court.