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Al-Azizia reference: IHC to hear appeal against Nawaz Sharif’s sentence today

Al-Azizia reference: IHC to hear appeal against Nawaz Sharif’s sentence today
January 7, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear Nawaz Sharif’s plea for suspension of sentence in the Al-Azizia reference on Monday. A two-member bench comprising of IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq will hear the plea. Nawaz given 7-year sentence in Al-Azizia, acquitted in Flagship reference Former premier Nawaz Sharif had filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against his sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference on Tuesday. The appeal filed through his counsel requested the court to nullify the verdict of the accountability court. The court had returned the plea after raising an objection. Nawaz Sharif’s counsel again filed the petition after removing the objections. Nawaz Sharif, in the petition, contended that he should be granted bail and released until the verdict on the main appeals. Detailed judgement of Al-Azizia and Flagship references On December 24, Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik had sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia reference case, while acquitted him in the Flagship reference.