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IHC to hear Nawaz’s appeal in Al Azizia case on 7th

IHC will take up the appeal of Nawaz Sharif, on December 7, against his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference

By APP
December 02, 2023
A view of the Islamabad High Court building. — Geo News/File
A view of the Islamabad High Court building. — Geo News/File 

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will take up the appeal of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Quaid, Nawaz Sharif, on December 7, against his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb would hear the case. The Registrar Office of the high court has issued the cause list.

It may be mentioned that an accountability court had announced seven-year sentence along with a fine to the former prime minister in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case. The IHC has already accepted the appeal of Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield Property reference while acquitting him of the charges.

Meanwhile, the IHC issued a short, written order regarding the acquittal of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Quaid Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield property reference. The IHC bench comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, in the order, said the NAB prosecutor gave the reference of verdict in the appeals of co-accused Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar.

In the said order, the high court had given an observation that the prosecution had no documents to prove its case against Nawaz Sharif. It further said the National Accountability Bureau had not challenged the verdict of acquittal of Maryam Nawaz and her husband. The court, subsequently, accepting the appeal of Nawaz Sharif, acquitted him of the reference. The detailed judgment would be issued later on, the court said.