IHC accepts Captain Safdar’s plea for amended application

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has accepted the plea of Captain(R) Safdar for filling fresh application against conviction in Avenfield corruption reference.
plea regarding amendment in application.
The IHC on Wednesday resumed the hearing in which petitioner’s lawyer Amjad Pervez requested the court to grant permission to Captain(R) Safdar Awan to regarding amendment in the application, which was already filed by his client in the court against the court’s conviction in the Avenfield corruption reference.
A two-member bench of the IHC, comprising of Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the session.
Resuming the hearing, Justice Farooq noted that Captain (retd) Safdar’s petition had been separated from co-accused as his prison sentence was less than five years.
The petitioner’s lawyer Amjad Pervez observed that a request to suspend punishment can only be accepted if the culprit is sentenced less than five years.
Justice Farooq noted this was the reason that Safdar’s petition had been separated from his wife Maryam and father-in-law Nawaz Sharif’s pleas.
The defence counsel then argued that while the court had sentenced all three convicted in the case to begin simultaneously.
He further added that this was not the case for his client who had remained in the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody for a day.
Pervez further contended that the Accountability Court’s (AC) ruling in the Avenfield case was based on a forged signature on a trust deed.
Later the court accepted the petitioner’s lawyer Amjad Pervez appeal and adjourned the hearing till Monday.

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