Shortly before, the IHC had reserved its verdict on an appeal filed by Nawaz against the sentence awarded to her in the Avenfield reference.
An accountability court, just ahead of the 2018 General Elections, slapped Maryam with a fine of £2 million and sentenced her to seven years for abetting a crime and one year for not cooperating sentences which were due to run concurrently.
Maryam’s husband captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar was handed down two-year rigorous imprisonment.
In August 2019, Maryam was arrested in the case while she was visiting her father in prison. Later, a local court granted bail in November 2019.