Nawaz Sharif gets a blow from Islamabad High Court

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Nawaz Sharif gets a blow from Islamabad High Court

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has returned the appeal filed by the counsel of former PM Nawaz Sharif.

As per media report, IHC returned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against the verdict in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference, terming it incomplete.

On December 24, 2018, Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik had sentenced Nawaz to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia corruption reference and acquitted him in the Flagship reference.

A day earlier, Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris had filed an appeal in the IHC. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz quaid had requested the high court to declare his sentence null and void, and release him on bail.

However, the IHC registrar expressed reservations over the appeal. Declaring the appeal as incomplete, the registrar returned it and directed that it be filed again after the reservations have been addressed.