SC to hear NAB’s appeal against suspension of Nawaz Sharif’s sentence in Avenfield Reference

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed the date of hearing of an appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against suspension of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s sentence in the Avenfield reference case.

Reportedly, a five-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar will hear the appeal on January 14.

Justice Asif Saeed, Justice Gulzan Ahmad, Justice Masheer Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam are included in the bench.
On the other hand, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued directives to hear an appeal filed by Sharif, seeking bail and suspension of his sentence in the Al-Azizia reference case, within 10 days.

Background of the cases

In 2016, Nawaz’s name was disclosed in Panama Papers, followed by formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) on the SC orders to probe into the accusations.

The JIT report revealed sufficient evidence against Nawaz, and subsequently he was

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