The Supreme Court of Pakistan adjourned the hearing of NAB appeal against the suspension of sentences of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz by Islamabad High court till 12 November 2018.
The Supreme Court resumed hearing a petition filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging suspension of prison terms of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam in a corruption reference. It prayed the apex court to restore the sentences awarded to the Sharifs and to cancel the bail granted to all the accused in the reference.
A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing the petition today, after having issued notices to the former premier and his daughter on October 24.
Special NAB prosecutor told the bench that case facts cannot be discussed during hearing of a constitutional petition, and sentences cannot be suspended under writ jurisdiction.
On this occasion, Khawaja Haris the counsel of Nawaz Sharif requested Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who underwent an angioplasty procedure two days ago, to rest. To this, the chief justice remarked that he resumed his court duties keeping in consideration the sensitivity of the case. The bench then adjourned the hearing till 12 November.
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23 August, 2019