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Avenfield Properties Reference: Supreme Court Issues Notice To Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in a petition filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against suspension of their prison terms in the Avenfield properties reference.


A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the petition on Wednesday and issued notices to the former premier and his daughter.


The court observed that it would not take notice of the appeal filed against Captain (retd) Safdar, since his prison term was only one year.


The bench then adjourned the hearing of the petition till November 6.


In its petition, NAB has pleaded with the apex court to set aside Islamabad High Court’s decision, contending that the court had failed to appreciate that through its order, it had seriously prejudiced the case of the prosecution by holding that the trial court judgement suffered from obvious and glaring defects and infirmities and that the convictions and sentences handed down to the accused might not be sustained ultimately.

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