IHC to hear Nawaz Sharif’s plea against conviction on Dec 18
December 14, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea against his conviction in the Al-Azizia reference on December 18. Moreover, the court will also hear the NAB’s appeal to enhance the sentence of Nawaz Sharif. A two-member bench comprising of Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Akhtar Kayani will hear both appeals. On Jan 1, former premier Nawaz Sharif had filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against his sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference. The appeal filed through his counsel requested the court to nullify the verdict of the accountability court. Nawaz given 7-year sentence in Al-Azizia, acquitted in Flagship reference On December 24, Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia reference case, while acquitted him in the Flagship reference. Detailed judgement of Al-Azizia and Flagship references While reading out the short order, the judge said that there was no case against Nawaz in the Flagship reference. He was indicted under Section 9(a)(v) and Section 10 of the National Accountability Ordinance in the Al-Azizia reference. The court sentenced the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) supremo leader to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay $25million and Rs1.5 billion as fine. In the verdict, the court has imposed fine on the former prime minister for failing to provide money trail. The court also ordered to seize Al-Azizia and Hill Metal property. Meanwhile, the NAB has also filed an appeal against the acquittal of Nawaz Sharif in the Islamabad High Court. According to the cause list issued by the IHC registrar on Saturday, the case pertaining to the appointment of two members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will be heard on December 17. The court will hear the bail pleas of Faryal Talpur and Miftah Ismail on December 17.