Former PM Nawaz Sharif faces another setback from the NAB


Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for the suspension of bail of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Avenfield reference, ARY News reported on Thursday.

The anti-corruption watchdog link has stated in his petition that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders have intervened into the judicial matters by suggesting Nawaz Sharif for not arriving in Pakistan.

In its 14-page, the institution sought suspension of bail to Nawaz Sharif in Avenfield reference besides seeking action against the PML-N leaders. It is pertinent to mention here that the high court had suspended 10-year jail term of Nawaz Sharif in Avenfield reference.

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Earlier on September 1, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had given a chance to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London, to surrender link the court.

Moreover, a division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani is hearing the appeals of NAB and Nawaz Sharif in Avenfield and Al-Azizia reference today.

The former premier had filed a plea to seek exemption from personal appearance in the hearing owing to his precarious health condition.