IHC to Hear Nawaz’s Plea in Al-Azizia Reference on Sep 18

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IHC to Hear Nawaz’s Plea in Al-Azizia Reference on Sep 18
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear an appeal filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif against his conviction in the Al-Azizia corruption reference on September 18.

Contrarily, on the same date, the court will take up an appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif’s acquittal in the Flagship Investments corruption reference.

A two-member bench comprising of Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani are scheduled to hear the appeals.

Verdicts in both corruption references were announced by an accountability court judge Arshad Malik.

However, due to summer vacations, the hearings have been set in the month of September.

Earlier, Minister for Law Dr Farogh Nasim on Friday said that senior judge Arshad Malik was barred from accountability court until further investigation on scandal over blackmail claims relating to the jailing of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges.

Dr Farogh said that the sentence handed down to Nawaz in Al-Azizia Steel Mills case can neither be reduced, nor that can be abolished until a verdict is announced by the Islamabad High Court on the appeal filed by the former premier.