‘IHC’s verdict proves judiciary is independent’

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LAHORE: Member British House of Lords Lord Nazir Ahmed yesterday said that it has been proved that the judiciary is independent and takes its own decisions. While reacting to the suspension of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Muhammad Safdar’s sentences awarded by the Accountability Court in Avenfield reference, he said that the IHC’s decision would have political impact.

He said that now Supreme Court’s ruling must satisfy the people of the country. Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar, suspending their prison sentences for corruption pending an appeal hearing.

The court had suspended the verdict against Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Safdar and ordered to release them on bail until a final decision. They will be released after the payment of sureties of Rs500,000. —Agencies

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