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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…

Hamza discusses Shehbaz’s arrest with Nawaz, Maryam at Jati Umra

LAHORE: Hamza Shehbaz, the son of incarcerated PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, called on former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz at their Jati Umra residence to discuss his father’s arrest by NAB. As per details, Salman Shehbaz and key members of the Sharif family were also present during the meeting. They discussed the PML-N president’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and available legal resource to secure his release ahead of the Oct 14 by-elections. Speaking to the media after…

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…

IHC suspends Avenfield ruling, sets free Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar

ISLAMABAD: As an interim relief, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended the conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield properties case. A division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb suspended their sentence through a short verdict. The bench ordered release of the incarcerated members of the Sharif family against a surety bond of Rs500, 000 each. This verdict came on a…

Sharifs’ five-day parole ends at 4pm today

LAHORE: The five-day parole granted to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar will end at 4pm today.  Sharif along with his daughter and son-in-law was released on the parole on Sept 12 to attend the funeral of his wife Begum Kusloom Nawaz who died in London last week. Reports say Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif has been making efforts to get another extension in their parole until Begum Kulsoom’s chehlum. However, a PML-N…

Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar’s parole extended till Sept 17

LAHORE: The Punjab government has extended the period of parole granted to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar till Monday to attend the funeral prayers of late Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. This was notified by the Punjab home department on Thursday night. Earlier, Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released on parole for twelve hours after his wife Begum Kulsoom breathed her last at a London hospital after around year-long battle against cancer. The…

NAB gets time to submit written reply to Sharifs’ appeals

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit by Saturday evening its para-wise comments on appeals filed by the imprisoned members of the Sharif family against their conviction.  A division bench of the IHC directed a NAB prosecutor to forward his arguments on the appeals on Monday when it will take up the case. The hearing of the case was adjourned till August 20. Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd)…

IHC bench hearing Sharifs’ bail pleas, dissolves

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seized with the hearing of appeals filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif and members of his family against their sentences dissolved after a judge went on summer vacation, ARY News reported.  Justice Aamer Farooq of the IHC went on summer vacations after which the registrar of the court referred the case to the chief justice to constitute another bench to hear and decide it. Meanwhile, the former premier, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain…

Judge recuses himself from hearing petition against Sharifs’ conviction

LAHORE: A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) formed to decide a petition against conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar stood dissolved when a judge part of it refused to proceed with the matter.  Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza recused himself from the full bench citing personal reasons. On August 4, the bench comprising Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza, Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi and Justice Mujahid Mustaqeem was constituted to hear and…

IHC adjourns Sharifs’ appeals till Thursday

ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) adjourned till Thursday appeals filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Muhammad Safdar against their conviction in the Avenfield reference.   The division bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Gul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the appeals. Justice Aurangzeb observed that the bench will proceed with the matter as per the country's Constitution. At the outset of the hearing, Justice Farooq asked a…