Tuesday , April 7 2020

Al-Azizia reference: NAB moves IHC for extension in Nawaz’s jail term

Lahore High Court

Islamabad: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed an petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday for extending the 7-year jail term sentenced to former premier Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia reference.

NAB application was returned by the officer at the High Court as it was filed after the specific timing of 1:00

pm. According to law, PML-N  party can file an appeal against such refusal within 14 days.

In the appeal anti-graft watchdog has challenged the verdicts of an accountability court in Al-Azizia Steel Mill reference and Flagship Investment reference.

The petition sent by NAB urged the High Court to extend the seven year of imprisonment of Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia reference, as the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz sharif is found guilty by the watchdog. To support the argument bureau told that under the Article 9 (a) (v) of NAB ordinance, the duration of sentence is 14-year long.

The accountability Bureau also went on to Islamabad High Court for acquitting Nawaz Sharif in Flagship Reference Case and declared that their argument in the verdict is invalid.

Deposed premier Nawaz had also challenged his conviction in Al-Azizia reference in the Islamabad High Court yesterday.


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