ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Javed Iqbal approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan pleading to set aside the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to proceed with the petitions of convicted Sharifs for the suspension of verdict given by an accountability court in the Avenfield case.
NAB’s application rather requested the apex court to direct the high court to take up the hearing of Sharifs’ appeals against their sentence in the corruption reference.
Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris filed an appeal on July 16 challenging the verdict against the Sharif family and requested its suspension till IHC’s adjudication in the case. A similar appeal was filed by lawyer Amjad Pervaiz on behalf of Maryam and Safdar.
The appeals highlighted legal flaws in the Avenfield reference case and asked for the the accountability court’s verdict to be declared null and void and the three convicts to be released on bail.