Supreme Court imposes fine on NAB

Supreme Court imposes fine on NAB

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court (SC) imposed on Monday a fine of Rs20,000 on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for filing ‘baseless’ petition in the top court and ordered .

The apex court took up NAB’s petition, which challenged the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to proceed with the Sharif family’s conviction in the Avenfield verdict.

Terming NAB’s petition in SC to be ‘baseless’, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar rejected it. The CJP also imposed a fine of 20,000 and asked the body to submit the amount in the dams fund, local media reported.

NAB challenged the high court’s decision in the SC, after the IHC accepted pleas regarding the suspension of jail sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield case, .