IHC to hear Nawaz’s plea against suspension of Al-Azizia sentence today

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ISLAMABAD : The Islamabad High Court will hear former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s supplementary plea challenging his prison sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference on Thursday.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani will hear the plea against the seven-year jail term awarded to the former premier in the corruption reference.

Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison by an accountability court in Al-Azizia reference and fined Rs1.5 billion, in a verdict announced on December 24. He was acquitted in the Flagship corruption reference.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader had filed an appeal in IHC against the accountability court’s verdict and also submitted a supplementary petition seeking suspension of the sentence.

On January 21, IHC had issued notices to Nawaz and the National Accountability Bureau over their respective appeals filed against the Al-Azizia reference verdict.

2019-01-24

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