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Pak anti-graft seeks to stop hearing of Sharifs' petition for suspension of corruption conviction

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's anti-graft body has moved the against Islamabad High Court's decision to hear the appeals of jailed former Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and against their conviction in a corruption case, according to a media report.

Sharif, 68, along with his daughter Maryam, 44 and Muhammad Safdar, 54, are serving jail terms of 10-years, seven years and one year respectively in the after the accountability court convicted them on July 6 over the family's ownership of four luxury flats in through illegal means.

The (NAB) on Saturday moved the top court against the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) decision to accept the application of the members for hearing their petitions, Geo reported.

The petition submitted in the apex court by NAB stated that members appeals against their conviction in the Avenfield property case and their bail pleas cannot be heard simultaneously.

According to a petition, the high court did not send the NAB a notice before accepting the Sharif family's petition for hearing.

"The high court cannot rule on the Sharif family's petition without listening to NAB's perspective," the petition said.

The NAB said in his petition that ruling on the suspension application is not in the high court's jurisdiction and thus the IHC should be stopped from hearing the petition at all, the report said.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:15 IST