Nawaz Sharif granted relief from Islamabad High Court

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Nawaz Sharif granted relief from Islamabad High Court

*ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday granted an application filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking permission to submit additional documents in Al-Azizia reference.*

A bench of the high court conducted hearing on the application as the PML-N supremo’s lawyer, Munawar Dogal, appeared before it.

The counsel stated that he wanted to submit some documents in the appeal against his client’s conviction in the Al-Azizia case and therefore, he be granted permission for the purpose.

Earlier, on Jan 21, the high court issued a notice to Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference on the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) appeal.

A division bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the PML-N supreme leader’s appeal and a petition seeking suspension of his punishment and NAB appeal against the Al-Azizia and Flagship reference.

The anti-graft watchdog requested the court to extend the jail term awarded to Sharif in the Al-Azizia case and overturn his acquittal in the Flagship Investment Reference.