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Maryam Nawaz, Sanaullah risk being jailed as SC to hear bail cancellation pleas

CJP Bandial will head both benches
Rana Sanaullah and Maryam Nawaz Sharif
Rana Sanaullah and Maryam Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah are now facing the risk of being jailed as the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday fixed an application for the cancellation of their bail for separate hearings.

Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial is on both benches that will hear the pleas on August 22 and August 23 against Maryam Nawaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah, respectively.

The development comes within a week after the PMLN-led coalition government completed its term and PMLN leader Shehbaz Sharif left the Prime Minister House.

Maryam Nawaz faces the charges of accumulating assets beyond a known source of income in the Shamim Sugar Mills case. She was granted bail in the case on March 24, 2021.

The national accountability watchdog NAB filed pleas for the cancellation of her bail and now the matter is in the Supreme Court.

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A two-member bench comprising CJP Bandial and Justice Athar Minallah will hear the NAB plea on Tuesday, August 22.

The top court will also a similar plea for cancelling the bail of former interior minister Rana Sanaullah on August 23.

Sanaullah is also accused of accumulating wealth beyond a known source of income.

Ahad Cheema and Panama JIT

The Supreme Court will hear the bail application of Ahad Cheema, who has been appointed the adviser to the caretaker prime minister, on August 25. Cheema was closely associated with the previous government of Sharifs.

In a related development, the Supreme Court will hear on August 22 the Broadsheet Company’s request to obtain the volumes of Panama JIT. The JIT was formed on the instruction of the Supreme Court Pakistan in 2017.

Apart from this, the matter of resignations of PTI members of the National Assembly in 2014 has also been fixed for hearing and the hearing will be held on August 21, 2023, on a 2014 application of lawyer Shahid Orkazai.

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