Islamabad: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif filed a second appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday, challenging the verdict of Al-Azizia reference.
The registrar office of Islamabad High Court returned Nawaz’s petition on January 2, that was filed on January 1 declaring it as incomplete. IHC directed Nawaz to file the petition again after he addressed the already mentioned reservation.
In the petition, Nawaz Sharif has requested Islamabad High Court to put aside conviction in the Al-Azizia reference that was filed by anti-graft watchdog and his family members by the NAB in pursuance of the Supreme Court verdict on July 28.
Nawaz also requested that his punishment be suspended until Islamabad High Court announces a final decision on the appeal.
Another petition was also registered by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo that requested him to release on bail.
Accountability Bureau on Dec 24, sentenced 7 years of imprisonment to Nawaz Sahrif pertaining to Al-Azizia reference and also impose heavy fine of $25 million and Rs1.5 billion.