The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has extended the protective bail of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif till October 26 and issued notices to the parties on a petition seeking restoration of his appeals against his sentence in the Avenfield and Al-Azizia references.
Moments after appearing before the accountability court to secure bail in the Toshakhana reference, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif went to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for hearing on a petition seeking restoration of his appeals against his sentence in the Avenfield and Al-Azizia references.
A division bench of the high court, comprising IHC Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb, heard the petition.
The hearing of the case was adjourned till October 26. The court also instructed the PML-N lawyers to ask their client to bring less people along.
The court also issued notices to the NAB on Nawaz Sharif’s application for restoration of his appeals.
The NAB prosecutor told the court that Nawaz Sharif’s arrest was not required and also did not object to an extension in his protective bail.
PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif accompanied his brother to the court, while party leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique, Khawaja Asif, Rana Tanveer and Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha are present inside as well. Outside, PML-N supporters raised slogans in favour the PML-N supremo.