The Supreme Court’s five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Monday dismissed the National Accountability Bureau’s appeal against the suspension of the Sharif family’s sentences in the Avenfield reference.
Earlier NAB had filed an appeal in apex court challenging Islamabad High Court’s decision of jail suspension of Sharif family in Avenfield reference.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the release of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt. Safdar from Adyala prison, suspending the sentences they received from an accountability court on 06 July 2018. The IHC suspended the jail terms awarded by accountability court to all three of them. The accountability court handed down 10-year sentence for Nawaz Sharif and the seven-year term given to his daughter over corrupt practices linked to his family’s ownership of Avenfield flats in London. While his son in law Captain Safdar was given one year jail term.
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17 November, 2019