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There was no option than suspending IHC verdict on Sharifs’ jail term: CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday remarked that there was no other option than suspending the Islamabad High court's (IHC) decision related to putting Sharifs' sentence on hold. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar resumed hearing a petition of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging the Islamabad High Court's verdict of suspending the sentence of former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam in a corruption reference. Censuring the verdict of IHC, the top judge slammed, "is that…

Nawaz, Maryam issued notices on NAB plea against suspension of jail terms

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on an appeal by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging suspension of their jail terms. On September 19, 2018 the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had suspended the prison terms of the Sharif family members in the Avenfield reference, releasing them on bail. Headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, a bench of the apex court took up the NAB appeal today. The chief justice remarked that…

IHC issues detailed verdict on suspending Sharif’s jail term

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday issued a detailed judgment regarding its September 19 order suspending the imprisonment of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference. The 41-page detailed verdict of the IHC has been written by Justice Athar Minallah. The judgement read, "In hindsight, the sentences awarded to the suspects cannot hold for a long time. The accountability court which awarded the sentences did…

Checkpoint sets up outside Sharifs’ residence in Jati Umra

LAHORE: As Sharifs reached their home in Lahore after release from Adiala prison last night, a police check post was set up outside their residence in Jati Umra, ARY New reported. A heavy contingent of police have been posted on the checkpoint and the commoners were prohibited from entering into the area. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Mian Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar were released from Adiala Jail in pursuance of Islamabad High Court order on…

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz released from Adiala prison

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Mian Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar were released from Adiala prison in pursuance of an Islamabad High Court order here on Wednesday, ARY News reported. A huge number of party supporters and leaders reached Rawalpindi from where the central leadership of their party was released after legal formalities. The former PM, his daughter and son-in-law were accorded a similar welcome when they arrived in Lahore.…