SC rejects NAB plea against Sharif family

SC rejects NAB plea against Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition moved by National Accountability Bureau challenging Islamabad High Court orders that accepted the Sharifs’ Avenfield verdict suspension pleas for hearing.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also imposed Rs. 20,000 fine on the watchdog for filing a frivolous petition.

During the course of proceedings, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that justice should be served to Sharif family.

Addressing the NAB prosecutor Akram Qureshi, the CJ said, "This is a regular mechanism of the courts, asking what was illegal in the high court's order."

It may added that Nawaz, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Captain (retired) Mohammad Safdar Awan had moved the IHC to suspend the verdict in the Avenfields properties reference after they were convicted by Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir on July 6, 2018.