Nawaz Sharif moves IHC again for suspension of sentence in Al-Azizia reference

Nawaz Sharif moves IHC again for suspension of sentence in Al-Azizia reference

Islamabad (Staff Report): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday again moved Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking suspension of sentence in Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference on medical grounds.


According to details, reports and opinion of the doctors have also been affixed with the petition filed at the high court by the former premier’s counsel Khawaja Haris.

The IHC had earlier rejected Nawaz Sharif's petition seeking suspension of sentence in the case on medical grounds.

On May 7, Nawaz Sharif returned to Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail after the expiry of his six-week bail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference.

On May 3, The Supreme Court had rejected Nawaz Sharif’s petitions seeking an extension in the bail granted to him and allow him to travel abroad for medical treatment.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the pleas.

On April 25, Nawaz Sharif submitted a review petition in the SC seeking permanent bail and allow him to travel abroad.

The PML-N supremo, through his petition, requested the court to review its decision and allow him to travel abroad.

Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison and was fined Rs1.5 billion and $25 million in the Al Azizia corruption reference by an accountability court on December 24, 2018.