Sharif family gets a blow from the Supreme Court

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Sharif family gets a blow from the Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has approved the appeal filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the suspension of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar’s sentences in Avenfield reference for hearing.

During the proceedings, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that Nawaz’s lawyer Khawaja Harris has requested to form larger bench for the appeal after a long debate.

The hearing has been adjourned till December 12.

It is to be mentioned here that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in Avenfield verdict.