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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…

SC indignant at govt’s dilly-dallying on NAB prosecutor’s appointment

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the federal government to ensure posting of judicial officers to vacant accountability courts across the country. A bench of the apex court gave this direction while hearing a case pertaining to the appointment of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor general. The court sought a report from the federal law secretary on postings of accountability judges within two weeks. At the outset of the hearing, the attorney general sought one week's time for filling…