*ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday heard the appeal against PM Nawaz Sharif in Al Azizya reference.*
*IHC issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Al-Azizia reference.*
The bench comprising of Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani will hear the appeals. The *NAB* has demanded an increase in the seven-year jail of Nawaz Sharif in the All-Azizia reference.
In another appeal, it stated that the acquittal of Nawaz Sharif in the Flagship reference is not justified.
Nawaz Sharif has filed a petition seeking suspension of his sentence till verdict on the appeal. The court has summoned the record of Al-Azizia and Flagship references. Justice Amir Farooq remarked that they are not separating the appeal and the petition for suspension of sentence.
Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris remarked that his client is not the real owner of the assets, but he had been sentenced. He stated that the accountability court announced the verdict on the JIT report.
He prayed to court the sentence suspension plea first. The court adjourned the case for three weeks.