SC issues notices to Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz on NAB’s appeal

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Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Wednesday issued notices to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz on appeal lodged by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging suspension of jail terms in Avenfield reference.

As per details garnered, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar began hearing of the case here in Islamabad today.

SC also issued notice to the anti-graft watchdog.

As the hearing underway, CJ remarked that jail term of Capt (retd) Safdar is very low and therefore, notice would not be issued to him.

Later the hearing was adjourned till November 6.

Earlier yesterday, SC constituted three-member special bench to hear petition of NAB seeking reinstatement of prison term of Sharifs in Avenfield reference.