Nawaz Sharif gets a huge relief from the Islamabad High Court
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has acquitted PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif of charges in the Avenfield Apartments references. A division bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb heard Nawaz's appeals against his sentence in the Avenfield and Al-Azizia Steel Mills cases. He had been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the Avenfield Apartments case.
Nawaz Sharif, accompanied by his legal team, was present in court during the proceedings. Additionally, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to withdraw its appeal against Nawaz’s acquittal in the Flagship reference, which it had filed earlier in the day.
Following the withdrawal of the appeal, the court disposed of the case. Notably, the NAB had also intended to appeal for an extension of the former premier’s sentence in the Al-Azizia reference.
During the previous hearing, in response to the court's inquiry about the origins of the presented facts, Nawaz's lawyer, Amjad Pervaiz, clarified that three facts predated the reference filing, while the remaining were subsequent.