LHC dismisses petitions against Sharifs’ sentences

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed petitions to suspend the conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar in Avenfield reference case.

A three-judge bench headed by LHC’s Justice Shahid Waheed and comprising Justice Aatir Mehmood and Justice Shahid Jameel Khan heard the appeals seeking the release of the Sharif family members.
The petitioner had stated that National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999, better known as NAB Ordinance, was initiated by former president Pervez Musharraf but lapsed after the 18th Amendment.
A three-time prime minister was sentenced in accordance with a dead law, the petitioner said.

Senior political analyst Habib Akram said that, “PTI’s government will be held accountable on its own claims” Prime Minister Imran Khan siding with Chief Minister Punjab lays a question mark on his insights,
The meaning associated with civilian supremacy should be shunned, we should move towards a balanced equilibrium, says Habib Akram

Senior political analyst Saad Rasool said that, “We don’t need to judge PTI government on PMLN’s standard”
Lots of misgivings, mistrust and miscommunication between civil military relations in the past two governments, says Saad Rasool