NAB challenges IHC verdict of suspending Sharif’s sentences in SC

22 Oct, 2018 7:04 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenged on Monday the Islamabad High Court’s verdict of suspending sentences to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband Capt (r) Safdar in the Supreme Court.

In the petition, the probe body stated that the high court did not correctly examine the evidence in the case. The NAB petitioned that the apex court should declare the IHC’s September 19 decision as null and void.

On Sept 19, the IHC had suspended sentences of the three in the Avenfield corruption reference and ordered their release.

Earlier a month, Justice Minallah read the judgment and suspended the sentences handed to the three by accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir on July 6. Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar were sentenced to 11 years, eight years and one year, respectively, in prison in the Avenfield properties reference.

Ordering their release, the two-judge bench directed the former premier, his daughter and son-in-law to submit bail bonds worth Rs0.5 million each.

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