No option except to suspend Sharif family verdict by IHC, CJP

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Chief Justice of Pakistan or CJP Saqib Nisar said that Supreme Court had no option except to suspend the Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members in the Avenfield reference case.

CJP Saqib Nisar revealed that they had no option except to suspend Sharif family verdict by IHC. The 3 member bench led by CJP heard the petition filed by National Accountability Bureau or NAB.

However, NAB challenged the IHC verdict against the jail term of Capt (retd) Safdar, Mayram Nawaz, and Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield Reference.


CJP Saqib Nisar inquired during the hearing that how High Court can identify loopholes in evidence while deciding about the petition for bail. He also remarked that verdict of IHC can destroy the field of law.

Later, the Apex Court was directed to restore the imprisonment given to Nawaz Sharif and his family members. In addition, the court also cancelled the bail granted to accused.

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