The Supreme Court of Pakistan approved on Monday an appeal filed by Pakistan Muslim League-N Quaid Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in plane hijacking case for hearing. The apex court also issued notice to the federation against sentences awarded to Nawaz Sharif in plane hijacking case. According to sources, the SC larger bench is presently hearing the Sharif's electoral eligibility case and the plane hijacking case. Nawazs counsel Khawaja Haris argumented in the court that the appeal in plane hijacking case could not be filed on time since Nawaz Sharif was deported twice soon after the apex court had given a verdict in his case. Haris said Nawaz Sharif was the prime minister and defence minister of Pakistan at that time and had authority to pass orders to divert the plane in case of an emergency situation.