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Hassan ,Hussain, Maryam and capt Safdar files review petitions

Lahore : Nawaz Sharif’s family has challenged the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict.

 

Nawaz Sharif’s children, Hassan, Hussain , Maryam and son-in- law MNA Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar submitted review petition on Friday in the apex court.

They pleaded for stay order on July 28 verdict till a decision on their review petitions is made.

 

One review petition has been filed against the three-judge decision and another against the five-judge decision of the apex court.

 

The review petition states that the Panama case Joint JIT probe was against the basic principles of justice.

 

There is no accusation or evidence against Capt Muhammad Safdar regarding the purchase of London properties but still, the NAB was ordered to file a reference against him, the petition claimed.

 

The posting of a monitoring judge to oversee implementation of the verdict is against the law, explaining that the accountability court cannot work independently after the appointment of an implementation judge.

 

The petitioners claim that their basic rights have been infringed upon as their objections to the JIT’s final probe report were not taken into consideration.

 

Moreover ;  JIT investigation was incomplete and thus cannot be used as a basis for filing a NAB Reference.

 

It has been argued in the review petition that the original five-member bench could not have delivered the final verdict as two judges from that bench were no longer part of the proceedings since the JIT’s work was overseen by the special three-member implementation bench.

 

Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar have already submitted review petitions in the apex court against the verdict. Their pleas were similar to the ones taken up by the present petitioners.

 

On July 28, the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister and ordered NAB to file corruption cases against him, his children, son-in- law and Ishaq Dar in accountability courts.

 

The court had given NAB six weeks to file the references and the courts six months to wrap up proceedings in the high-profile case .

 

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