ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on an appeal filed by the country’s top anti-graft agency challenging the suspension of their sentences in a corruption case.
Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday constituted a three-member bench headed by him to hear the National Accountability Bureau‘s (NAB) plea challenging the September 19 Islamabad High Court (IHC) order suspending the jail sentences of Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law retired captain Mohammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption case.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Nisar on Wednesday issued the notices to Sharif and his daughter, Urdu langauge news channel Samaa TV reported.
The court, however, rejected the NAB request to issue notices to Safdar, saying his jail term is very low and therefore, notice would not be issued to him.
Sharif, Maryam and Safdar were sentenced to