Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson, Fawad Chaudhry has welcomed the Accountability Court's decision in Avenfield reference verdict against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members.

"The historic verdict indicates that accountability against powerful has begun," he added.

He lauded the role of investigation agencies in taking this case to its logical conclusion.

Fawad Chaudhry hoped that PML-N will also accept this decision and move forward like a true political party.

The Accountability Court on Friday announced 10 years imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif and fined him eight million pounds in the Avenfield reference case.

The judge Muhammad Bashir announced sentence of seven years imprisonment to Maryam Nawaz beside one year imprisonment for forging documents.

Maryam was also fined 2 million pounds. The court sentenced Capt (retd) Safdar to one year imprisonment. Maryam and Safdar have also been disqualified from contesting election for 10 years.