IHC to hear Nawaz Sharif’s plea against suspension of Al-Azizia sentence today

IHC to hear Nawaz Sharif’s plea against suspension of Al-Azizia sentence today
Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court will hear former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s supplementary plea challenging his prison sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference on Thursday.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani will hear the plea against the seven-year jail term awarded to the former premier in the corruption reference.

Nawaz Sharif’s counsels will submit additional documents.

On December 24, Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison by an accountability court in Al-Azizia reference and fined Rs1.5 billion. He was acquitted in the Flagship corruption reference.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader had filed an appeal in IHC against the accountability court’s verdict and also submitted a supplementary petition seeking suspension of the sentence.

On January 21, IHC had issued notices to Nawaz and the National Accountability Bureau over their respective appeals filed against the Al-Azizia reference verdict.