Avenfield reference: A timeline
After beginning the trial in September last year, the accountability court is expected to announce its verdict shortly
Updated Friday Jul 06 2018
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine in the Avenfield properties reference on Friday while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to seven years with a £2 million fine.
Nawaz's son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar was given a one year sentence without any fine.
Moreover, the court also sentenced Maryam to one year in prison for submitting false documents in court.
The court has also ruled that the Avenfield apartments of the Sharif family, in their possession since 1993, shall be seized by the federal government.
The Avenfield reference pertains to the Park Lane apartments (flats 16, 16-A, 17 and 17-A Avenfield House, Park Lane, London, United Kingdom), of the Sharif family and includes former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his three children, and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar as accused.
The reference was among three filed against the Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last year on the Supreme Court's directives in the Panama Papers case.
Below is a timeline of all the important developments during the trial:
— compiled by Yasal Munim