Nawaz Sharif’s legal team to challenge court’s verdict in Al-Azizia case

IHC, miscellaneous petition, Nawaz Sharif, Al-Azizia
25 Dec, 2018 4:53 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal team has obtained the full text of the accountability court’s verdict in the Al-Azizia reference.

As per details, the lawyers are preparing to file an appeal against the verdict which sentenced him to seven years in prison on December 24. However, regarding the Al-Azizia reference the court, in its verdict, pointed out ‘concrete’ evidence against the former premier as he was unable to provide a money trail in the case.

On the other side, the NAB has decided to challenge the court’s verdict which acquitted Sharif in the Flagship reference. Accountability Judge Arshad Malik 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 decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the bureau at its headquarters this evening, with Chairman NAB Justice (r) Javed Iqbal in the chair.

The meeting was attended by senior law experts, concerned the NAB directors general, and other top officers.

The chairman directed NAB’s legal team to timely file an appeal against the verdict about Nawaz Sharif’s acquittal in the Flagship reference with solid evidences and full preparation.


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