World

Nawaz, Maryam files appeal in Islamabad HC against Avenfield verdict

Islamabad : Pakistan former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan on Monday filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict in the Avenfield case.
The appeal highlights the legal flaws in the Avenfield judgment.
The appeal even requests the court to declare the accountability court's verdict null and void and release the three convicts on bail.
Sharif's lawyers were in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi on Saturday, to get the legal papers signed.
Since there was no time to reach court on Saturday, the appeal was filed in the court today, the last day for filing appeal against the order that was delivered on July 6 by the Islamabad Accountability Court.
Sharif was awarded ten years in jail while his daughter got eight years of imprisonment along with others ahead of the general elections in Pakistan on July 25. Sharifs have been accused of failing to disclose the source of income for purchase of luxury apartments in London.
Nawaz's son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar was given a one-year sentence without any fine.  

US hiring to be a sustained effort, onboarded over 7,600 people: Infosys

Infosys has hired over 7,600 staff in the US - more than three-fourth of its target of recruiting 10,000 American workers - and said it is making recr...

Trump proposes extending DACA in exchange for border wall funding

US President Donald Trump has proposed extending protections for young people brought to the nation illegally as children in exchange for $5.7 billion...

Pakistan exports over 100,000 kg human hair to China in last 5 years

Pakistan has exported to China over 100,000 kg of human hair valued at USD 132,000 over the last five years even as the country is going through a gre...

US shutdown: Trump to make 'major' announcement today

President Donald Trump has said he will make a "major" announcement Saturday on the ongoing federal government shutdown and the humanitarian crisis on...