Saturday , April 4 2020

Sharif challenges conviction in Al-Azizia reference in Islamabad High Court

Islamabad: Deposed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif challenged his conviction in Al-Azizia reference in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday.

On 24 December, accountability court gave out the verdict pertaining to Al-Azizia reference and Nawaz sharif was convicted and he had to pay $25 million and Rs1.5 billion as penalties and sentenced him seven years imprisonment. However, Nawaz was acquitted in Flagship case as there were not enough evidences against him.

Khawaja Haris, Legal counselor of Nawaz Sharif filed an appeal in the Islamabad high court today to put aside Nawaz’s conviction in the case  that was filed against him and his family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

He also filed a separate petition where he urged the release of his client on bail until the court decides about the plea that is requested by the Nawaz.

Khawaja Haris commented that every Pakistani has the right to fair trial, the accountability court didn’t consider his disagreement while deciding the case. He argued that my client has the fair right to appeal and get justice from the Islamabad High Court.

A two-member bench of the court will hear the petition and decide his bail and petition. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah will hear the case before a bench tomorrow.

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