IHC to hear Al-Azizia reference against Nawaz Sharif today
PML-N leader departs for Islamabad to attend hearing
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Islamabad High Court on Thursday (today) will hear Al-Azizia reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.۔
PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif left Lahore on Thursday morning for Islamabad to attend the hearing.
A division bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb will conduct hearing of the case.
An accountability court had awarded seven years imprisonment to PML-N quaid Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference, besides imposing a fine of 2.5 million pounds. The former PM Sharif had filed an appeal against the court verdict.
Separately, the court will also hear a NAB appeal for enhancing sentence of PML-N quaid in Al-Azizia reference today.
The NAB, in his appeal, contended that the sentence awarded to former prime minister was less severe, which should be enhanced.