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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…

Samsung scion Lee walks free after jail term suspended, faces leadership challenges

SEOUL: Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee left a South Korean jail a free man on Monday after a panel of judges suspended his sentence, a surprise decision that sent shockwaves through the country’s political and business establishments. Coming just days before South Koreans gather to host the Winter Olympics, the ruling reignited an intense public debate over widespread corruption in a case that ousted President Park Geun-hye from office last year and has ensnared leading members of the family-run “chaebol” conglomerates.…