Islamabad (Staff Report): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday accepted the plea of former premier Nawaz Sharif to fix earliest possible date for hearing his appeal against the Al Azizia reference verdict.
According to details, two-member divisional bench of the IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Aamer Farooq heard the former PM’s supplementary petition requesting the court to hear his plea against the seven-year jail term awarded to him in the Al Azizia reference at the earliest.
Earlier today, the hearing of the petition was delayed due to the absence of Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris. The IHC bench then accepted his request and directed the registrar’s office to fix a date within 10 days for hearing the appeal against the verdict.
On Tuesday, the former premier had filed a supplementary petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict in Al Azizia reference.
The Former PM had filed an appeal against the punishment and also submitted a petition seeking suspension of the sentence.
On December 24, the accountability court 2 of Islamabad had handed a seven-year imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif along with a fine of Rs1.5 billion and $ 25 million in the Al Azizia Steel Mills/ Hill Metal Establishment reference. It had, however, acquitted him in the Flagship Investment reference.