After the five days of the accountability court’s verdict on Al-Azizia steel mills reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to challenge the verdict in Islamabad High Court (IHC).
A court in Islamabad on Monday (Dec 23) sentenced the former prime minister to seven years in prison and a fine if Rs1.5 billion and US$25 million following Al-Azizia steel mills reference while he has been acquitted in the Flagship Investment reference. Nawaz shaif was shifted to Kot Lakhpat Jail on December 25. PMLP-N’s decision came after Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz meeting with counsel Khawaja Haris in Lahore.
According to verdict of accountability court: “In view of section 15 of the Ordinance and consequent upon his conviction of the offence under section 9(a)(v) of the Ordinance, the convict shall forthwith cease to hold public office, if any, held by him and further he shall stand disqualified for a period of ten years, to be reckoned from the date he is released after serving his above sentence, for seeking or being elected, chosen, appointed or nominated as a member or representatives of any public body or any statutory or local authority or in the service of Pakistan or of any Province. The convict shall also not be allowed to apply for or be granted or allowed any financial facilities in the form of any loan or advances or other financial accommodation by any bank or financial institution owned or controlled by the Government for a period of 10 years from the date hereof.”
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17 November, 2019