ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan’s three-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan will begin hearing the review petitions filed by Nawaz Sharif and his children on Tuesday (today).
Nawaz Sharif, Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz had requested delaying the hearing of miscellaneous petitions. The bench will be headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, while other two members include Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed.
It has been requested by the Sharif family that review petitions should be heard by a five-member bench because a three-member bench won’t be able to overturn the decision of a five-member bench.
Therefore, until the petitions are heard by a five-member bench, petitions filed against a three-member bench should be delayed. Earlier, Supreme court s five-member bench had disqualified the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and had instructed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file petitions for further review.
Meanwhile, a private television channel reported that during scrutiny of references filed against the Sharif family and Ishaq Dar, different errors were found by the accountability court officials. Important pages are missing from the references filed for Avenfield, Park Lane flats and Azizia Steel Mills.
Court officials on Saturday continued the process of scrutiny of NAB references. According to details, many pages have been made part of the references twice.
Judge of the accountability court has instructed the registrar that all four petitions should be presented before the court by September 14. References related to offshore companies and Ishaq Dar’s assets are also being scrutinized.
Earlier, Sharif family had refused to present themselves before NAB unless their review petitions against Panama case verdict were not heard by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. NNI