IHC bench formed to hear Sharif family’s bail pleas once again dissolved

10 Aug, 2018 3:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench, which was formed to hear Sharif family’s bail plea in Avenfield reference after dissolving on judge’s recusal, on Friday once again dissolved.

As per reports, the bench dissolved as Justice Amir Farooq went abroad on leave due to summer vacations. IHC registrar office has sent the matter pertaining to formation of new bench in the case to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP).

The new bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb will conduct hearing over the petitions of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd.) Safdar.

Earlier, a three-member bench dissolved after Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza excused himself from hearing the petitions due to personal reason.

On July 6, Accountability Court Judge Bashir Ahmed sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 10 years and Maryam Nawaz seven-year jail term in the Avenfield reference case. The court also fined Nawaz Sharif eight million pounds and Maryam Nawaz two million pounds.

Captain (retd) Safdar has been sentenced one year for abetting the crime. Meanwhile, perpetual warrants of Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz have been issued. Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar have been disqualified from contesting the elections.

Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced under section 9 A of the NAB Ordinance, while Maryam has been convicted under section 9A(12) for abetting the crime.

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