Islamabad High heard bail plea of former PM Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad High heard bail plea of former PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday heard the bail plea of former Prime Minister Nawaz Shari. IHC adjourned hearing of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case till October 7.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani heared the appeals filed by the PML-N supremo and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the accountability court ruling.

During the hearing, Nawaz's counsel Khawaja Haris asked the court for a "verified copy" of a press release and an affidavit submitted in IHC by Malik after a controversial video of the judge surfaced. The bench said that both items had been included in the file that was provided to Haris.

The court said that evidence provided by NAB as well as Nawaz's counsel had been included in the file and told Haris to tally the documents of the paper book with his own record.

During the hearing, Haris said that some documents were missing from the paper book. The court responded that if any document had been left out, the counsel can submit it later.

When asked how long it would take for Haris to conclude his arguments on the appeal, he said that he will wrap up in three months.

The court then directed that the copies of Malik's press release and affidavit be provided to Haris as well as NAB's counsel. The hearing was adjourned until October 7.