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SC issues notices to Nawaz, Maryam in NAB plea against bails

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on petitions filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against their bails in the Avenfield case.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar heard the pleas which challenge the Islamabad High Court’s decision to release the Sharif family members on bail in the case.
The apex court did not issue a notice to former premier’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar, while the anti-graft buster has also been served with notice.
The case has been adjourned until November 6.
NAB in its appeals pleaded the apex court that the high court did not correctly examine the evidence in the case and hence its decision was liable to be declared null and void.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar were released from jail in September after the IHC suspended their sentences.
They were sentenced by an accountability court in July after being found guilty of corrupt practices related to the ownership of four luxury flats in central London.
The IHC’s division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb allowed the petitions of the Sharif family members against the accountability court’s judgment in the Avenfield reference.

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