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Supreme Court dismisses NAB’s appeal against suspension of Nawaz Sharif’s sentence in Avenfield Reference

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday dismissed an appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against suspension of sentence awarded to former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield Reference case.

 

Reportedly, a five-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar announced the judgement.

 

Besides, Justice Asif Saeed, Justice Gulzan Ahmad, Justice Masheer Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam are also included in the bench.

 

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry expressed his views on the dismissal of the appeal, and said that the judgment was correct ‘constitutionally’.

 

“The cancellation of bail requires extraordinary reasons. The decision has not effected practical situation in anyway. Nawaz Sharif’s political career has ended forever,” he said, adding that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is an influential political party of Pakistan which needed a new leadership.

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