SC forms bench to hear NAB’s appeal against suspension of Sharif’s sentence

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SC forms bench to hear NAB's appeal against suspension of Sharif's sentence

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has on Tuesday constituted three-member special bench to hear petition of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seeking reinstatement of prison term of Sharifs in Avenfield reference.
As per details garnered, the three-member bench will be headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar and will assume hearing on Wednesday.
In its plea challenging suspension of jail term of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and political heir Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar, NAB states, “IHC had failed to appreciate that through its order, it had seriously prejudiced the case of the prosecution by holding that the trial court judgement suffered from obvious and glaring defects and infirmities and that the convictions and sentences handed down to the accused might not be sustained ultimately”.
It is pertinent here to mention that Islamabad High Court—on September 19—had annulled jail term of Sharifs awarded to them by an accountability court in Avenfield reference case.

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