Sun. Apr 21st, 2019

Nawaz’s appeal to looking for suspension of prison sentence in Al-Azizia case racked

Nawaz's appeal to looking for suspension of prison sentence in Al-Azizia case racked

The Islamabad High Court on Monday postponed the hearing about an appeal for suspension of expelled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s ­jail sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills/Hill Metals Establishment reference.

Accountability Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik had on Dec 24, 2018 sentenced Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference and granted him seven years detainment, other than forcing fines of Rs1.5 billion and $25 million on the PML-N quaid.

The ex-PM’s lawful group including lead resistance advise Khawaja Haris Ahmed, Barrister Munawwar Duggal, Zubair Khalid and others had a week ago documented the petition and appeal against Sharif’s conviction in the Al-Azizia reference.

A two-judge bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Ather Minallah today chose to inconclusively postponed the matter as the request of can’t be heard except if the intrigue is set for hearing. The request of will be taken up when a date is set for the hearing about the appeal.

Legal advisor Khawaja Haris demanded that the court hear the case as the intrigue has been settled for hearing after the court holidays, which end tomorrow.

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