Sharifs get a blow from the Islamabad High Court

Sharifs get a blow from the Islamabad High Court

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court on Monday deferred Sharifs’ petitions – seeking suspension of Avenfield verdict – after summer vacations.

Earlier in the day, the court reserved its verdict on a plea filed on behalf of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (r) Muhammad Safdar asking for the Avenfield judgement of July 6 to be suspended.

The court said that “at this stage we are not inclined to decide these petitions and they shall remain pending and fixed along with the appeals.”

The bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the appeals of the Sharif family.

During the proceedings, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) completed its final arguments after which the verdict was reserved.

NAB prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi said, “The London flats were in the name of Neilson and Nescoll, which we proved were owned by Nawaz Sharif,” he said. The NAB prosecutor gave reference of a televised interview, to which, Justice Minallah asked him to explain the interview in detail in the appeal.

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