Chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) formed full bench to hear appeal of Nawaz Sharif about Avenfield Verdict.
LHC created the full bench to hear Nawaz Sharif’s appeal seeking annulment against Avenfield Verdict. The bench will comprise of Justice Mujahid Mustaqeem, Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi, and Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza. The hearing of plea will be on Wednesday, August 8.
The Avenfield Reference verdict came against Nawaz Sharif and his family. The Accountability Court sentenced the imprisonment of 10, 7, and 1 year to Nawaz, Maryam, and Captain Safdar (retd) respectively. The court also fined Nawaz Sharif and Maryam 8 million and 2 million Pounds respectively. All three leaders later moved to Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.
Convictions conveyed under the National Accountability Ordinance 1999, were tested in the LHC by senior legal counselor A.K. Dogar, who fought that the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) law is not any more legitimate after the execution of eighteenth amendment.
Dogar contended in the appeal that Nawaz Sharif was condemned under this ‘dead law’ which is unlawful and asked for to invalidate the sentences of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, and Captain Safdar (retd).