Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Faud Chaudhry said on Thursday that the rejection of the Islamabad Supreme Court (IHC) appeal against PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif’s ruling in reference to Avenfield and Al-Azizia was a “victory” for People be and the Position of PTI.
“Our position in [Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf] from the start was that the Nawaz family should return the money they stole from the Pakistani people,” he said in a video message released after the IHC decision.
It was a victory for “justice” because Nawaz, who has been declared a refugee, had not paid a fine from the Islamabad Court of Accountability, he added.
The minister hopes that if domestic PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz is summoned, justice will be served.
“The nation wants justice for those in power who are behind bars,” said Fawad.
He provided details of the case against Sharif’s family and said the complainant’s court sentenced Nawaz to 10 years in prison, along with seven years and one year in prison for his daughter (Mariam) and son-in-law, Captain (ret) Safdar. in the case of four Avenfield apartments (Mayfair, London).
“Nawaz and his two sons Hassan and Hussein are acquitted in this case,” he added.
Fawad said the PML-N leader was still living in the state-known Avenfield apartment after the 2016 Panama Pact scandal.
He recalled Mariam’s famous testimony in which she denied having possessions in London and Pakistan.
The minister said the supremacist PML-N was disqualified by the Supreme Court in 2017 and the (Avenfield Apartments) case was heard by the court nine months later.
The court ultimately convicted him and his family members after examining all relevant evidence, he added.
He said the court had ruled that the PML-N leader owned property overseas while calling Mariam’s statement “false”.