Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Tuesday formed a bench to hear National Accountability Bureau (NAB) appeal against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar's release in Avenfield reference. 

NAB had filed the petition in the apex court on Monday, in its appeal pleaded the apex court that the high court did not correctly examine the evidence in the case and hence its decision was liable to be declared null and void.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar were released from jail in September after the IHC suspended their sentences.

According to media, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has constituted a three-member bench headed by him to hear the appeal.

The bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, will conduct hearing on the petitions from Wednesday. 

In its petition, the accountability bureau asked for the September 19 decision by IHC to be declared null and void, contending that the “IHC had failed to appreciate that through its order, it had seriously prejudiced the case of the prosecution by holding that the trial court judgement suffered from obvious and glaring defects and infirmities and that the convictions and sentences handed down to the accused might not be sustained ultimately.”

It prayed the apex court to restore the sentences awarded to the Sharifs and to cancel the bail granted to all the accused in the reference.