Apparently no option except to suspend IHC judgement, remarks CJP

06 Nov, 2018 2:49 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has remarked that apparently there is no option except to suspend the judgement of the Islamabad High Court.

Hearing the NAB appeals against suspension of sentences of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield reference on Tuesday, he asked the counsels of both parties to come to court after preparing for the point of the verdict suspension.

“Has any court pronounced such judgement in the past?” he questioned.

The CJP remarked that the IHC gave the impression that the appeal will be heard first of all by reserving the judgement.

“The first verdict of the IHC was challenged in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court did not interfere in the work of the IHC. The decision could be made in a few days if the appeal was heard,” he observed.

Khawaja Haris, counsel for Nawaz Sharif, asked the CJP to take rest as he is unwell.

The CJP said that doctors have asked him not to work and take rest. He said that he was hearing the case as it was the most important matter. “It is not a case of a person. The real matter is the principle derived from the court verdict,” he observed.

Later, the court adjourned the case until November 12.

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