Avenfield Verdict Suspension: Supreme Court adjourns hearing till November 12th

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan 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.

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NAB had filed the petition in the apex court last month challenging an earlier decision by the Islamabad High Court suspending sentences given to Nawaz, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield properties 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 daughteron 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.

The hearing of the appeal was adjourned till November 12

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