ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Monday rejected the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s appeal challenging suspension of sentence awarded to the Sharif family in the Avenfield reference.
A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel heard the appeal.
The bench after going through the arguments placed by the litigants counsels maintained the decision of Islamabad High Court.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked that IHC decision on the matter is an interim order, apex court would not intervene in IHC court proceedings.
NAB had approached the apex court when the Islamabad High Court, on September 19, suspended sentences of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference and ordered their release on bail.
It may added that, the Sharifs had petitioned IHC against the Avenfield verdict, after an accountability court on July 6 convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield properties reference and sentenced them to 11 years, eight years and one year, respectively. —APP