The Islamabad High Court will hear former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against the sentence given in the Al-Azizia reference on December 18. The IHC will hear the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeal for an increase in the of Al-Azizia reference sentence will also be heard on the same day.
According to the registrar’s office, a divisional bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani will hear the petition filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo.
NAB’s appeal for an increase in the of Al-Azizia reference sentence will also be heard on the same day. NAB had moved the high court challenging the accountability court’s verdict in handing seven years jail time to Nawaz. The bureau wants the court to extend the jail term.
Nawaz is currently in London undergoing medical treatment there. He was granted bail on humanitarian grounds in the Al-Azizia. The former PM also obtained bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, from the Lahore High Court.
On October 29, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had granted bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds in Al-Azizia case for eight weeks. On December 24, 2018, an accountability court had sentenced Nawaz to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference and acquitted him in the Flagship reference.
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