Nawaz Sharif appeal against conviction in Al Azizia Steel Mills corruption case to be heard by IHC

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Nawaz Sharif appeal against conviction in Al Azizia Steel Mills corruption case to be heard by IHC

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court will hear former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's appeal against his conviction in Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference on September 18.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani will hear the former premier's plea.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has received the Nawaz’s paper books from registrar office. The bureau also collected the verified copies of the statement of former Accountability Judge Arshad Malik.

On December 24, 2018, an accountability court had sentenced Nawaz to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference and acquitted him in the Flagship reference.

The court ordered that Nawaz be "sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for a term of seven years along with a fine of Rs1.5 billion and US$25 million".

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