New developments reported over former PM Nawaz Sharif plea against conviction from IHC

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New developments reported over former PM Nawaz Sharif plea against conviction from IHC

ISLAMABAD – New developments reported over former PM Nawaz Sharif plea against conviction from Islamabad High Court.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday postponed Nawaz Sharif’s plea against his conviction until after winter vacations.

A two-member bench comprising of Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Kayani will hear the appeal. The court also accepted Nawaz Sharif’s application seeking today’s exemption from appearance.

The court remarked that they are sending the file to the chief justice for a new division bench.

On Jan 1, former premier Nawaz Sharif had filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against his sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference. The appeal filed through his counsel requested the court to nullify the verdict of the accountability court.

On December 24, Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia reference case, while acquitted him in the Flagship reference.