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SC to hear NAB plea challenging suspension of Sharifs’ jail term tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has fixed the date to hear the petition filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging the September 19, 2018 ruling of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday (tomorrow). The verdict of IHC, which suspended the prison term of Sharif family accorded by a trial court in Avenfield reference, was challenged by the NAB in the apex court on Monday. According to details, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar has constituted a bench to hear the NAB's appeal tomorrow. NAB's…

NAB rolls up sleeves to cancel bails of Sharifs in Avenfield case

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has completed its preparations to nix bails granted to Sharif family by Islamabad High Court (IHC) in Avenfield reference. ARY News reported that within this week, the NAB is expected to file petition in the Supreme Court against the decision of IHC according bails to ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain (Retd) Safdar. The sources privy to the matter shared that the anti-graft body has received the copy of IHC's detailed…

NAB decides to challenge suspension of Sharifs’ jail terms

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to challenge today’s ruling of the Islamabad High Court that ordered release of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar on bail. The decision to challenge the ruling was taken during a meeting of the bureau presided over by its chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal. The NAB will file an appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court once it gets a copy of the ruling. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) today suspended…

NAB directed to conclude arguments against Sharifs’ pleas by tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued a preliminary order stating that even if National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor does not conclude his arguments, a verdict will be announced on Sharif family’s appeals on the basis of written response of NAB. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb took up the petitions filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar challenging the Avenfield case verdict. The high court…

Nawaz seeks early hearing of appeal against Avenfield verdict

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday pleaded the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to take up an appeal filed by him and members of his family seeking suspension of their sentence in the Avenfield properties case at the earliest. Incarcerated Sharif through his counsel Khawaja Haris moved a plea seeking early hearing of the appeal against the accountability court’s July 6 verdict. The lawyer contended that a high court bench passed an order on Aug 20, fixing the appeal seeking suspension of the sentence of…

We will return to country on Friday, says Maryam Nawaz

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Saturday said that she and her father, former premier Nawaz Sharif, will return to Pakistan on Friday, ARY News reported. Speaking to media in the British capital, Maryam Nawaz announced that she and her father Mian Nawaz Sharif don't fear arrest and will return to Pakistan on Friday. "We aren't those who run away, Mian Nawaz Sharif is a commando without training though he has never said "Mein Darta Wrta Nahin Hoon" (like former military dictator…

No accused be allowed to dictate, Bilawal says on Nawaz’s plea to delay Avenfield verdict

SUKKER: In response to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's plea to delay Avenfield corruption reference, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said no accused should be allowed to dictate and this impression should not go that Nawaz was a victim, ARY News reported. Nawaz and his daughter Maryam Nawaz's counsel Zafir Khan has submitted a request to the accountability court stating that the former premier wanted to be present in the court when the verdict was read out. …