- Supreme Court rejects NAB’s appeal challenging Sharif family’s bail in Avenfield reference
Supreme Court Rejects NAB’s Appeal Challenging Sharif Family’s Bail In Avenfield Reference
The NAB had in October, 2018 moved the Supreme Court challenging the Islamabad High Court decision to grant bail to the Sharif family
Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 14th January, 2019) The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau challenging the Islamabad High Court decision to grant bail to Sharif family in the Avenfield reference.
A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court heard the NAB’s plea.
Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (r) Safdar will continue to remain on bail.
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.