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

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On Monday, the Supreme Court (SC) is set to hear a retrial filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the suspension of sentence granted to former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield Reference case.
According to the reports, a five-member bench regulated by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar is anticipated to hear the appeal today.

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

The accountability court on July 6, 2018, condemned Sharif to 10 years severe detention in the Avenfield properties case.

The sentence protracted to his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law (Rtd) captain Safdar, penalizing them to 7 years and 1 year imprisonment, respectively.

On July 13, 2018, Sharif and his daughter Maryam were detained on their arrival from London to Lahore, and afterwards were taken to the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

Nevertheless, on September 19, 2018, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) postponed the jail sentences of Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law, and ordered their statement on bail with an instantaneous outcome.

Later, the NAB defied the IHC’s ruling in the SCP.