The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday initiated proceedings to recover £8 million (Rs1.92 billion). From Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield reference.
The proceedings were reportedly started by the Lahore division of the anti-graft watchdog.
In this regard, the bureau has sent notifications to the relevant deputy commissioners. To sell the properties of the former prime minister.
According to the notification, the accountability court. And sentenced Nawaz to 10 years in prison and imposed a penalty on him.
It added that the former premier had appealed against the verdict. Which was rejected by the Islamabad High Court.
The bureau observed that the sentence will be considered conclusive in the absence of a plea for review against it.
NAB conveyed that Nawaz so far has not paid the penalty imposed on Him. So acting on court orders, his properties should be auctioned to receive the amount due.
In July 2018, after almost 10 months of continuous trial, an accountability court found the former premier. And two of his family members guilty in one of the four corruption references filed. Against them in line with the apex court’s July 28, 2017 order. And awarded them rigorous imprisonment and heavy financial penalties.
In the verdict on Avenfield Apartments reference announced by Judge Muhammad Bashir. The court sentenced Sharif to 10 years rigorous imprisonment. His daughter Maryam to 7 years rigorous imprisonment and his son-in-law, Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar. To one year rigorous imprisonment.
The accused were also disqualified to contest election or to hold public office. For a period of 10 years to be reckoned from the date they are released after serving the sentence.