IHC to listen to Nawaz Sharif’s enchantment towards Al-Azizia case conviction at this time

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) will hear the enchantment filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif towards his conviction within the Al-Azizia Metal Mills corruption reference at this time.

A two-judge bench, contains of Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, will hear the case at this time.

The previous premier in his enchantment has challenged the seven-year jail time period awarded to him by an accountability courtroom within the Al-Azizia reference, whereas the NAB has moved the enchantment in search of to reinforce his sentence in the identical case.

Accountability choose Mohammad Arshad Malik had final yr on Dec 24 convicted Mr Sharif within the Al-Azizia reference however acquitted him within the Flagship Funding case.

The courtroom has additionally scheduled the listening to of enchantment filed by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) towards the acquittal of Nawaz Sharif within the Flagship Funding reference at this time.

Earlier, the bench had granted two-month bail to Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds. In response to the order of the courtroom Mr Sharif might apply for the extension of bail to the Punjab authorities and the bail would stay intact till it’s determined in any other case by the provincial authorities.

Sharif was handed seven years in jail within the Al-Azizia reference with two fines — Rs1.5 billion and $25 million. A disqualification of 10 years from holding any public workplace was additionally a part of the sentence.

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IHC fixes Nawaz’s plea for suspension of sentence on Nov 25

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) has mounted the plea of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for suspension of his sentence in Al-Azizia reference, for listening to on November 25, ARY Information reported on Saturday.

The excessive courtroom may also hear an attraction of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) for enhancing the sentence in Al-Azizia case on the identical day.

A bench of the IHC had just lately granted bail petition of Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds after suspending the sentence for eight weeks within the reference.

A excessive courtroom bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani introduced the decision on the petition.

The courtroom has briefly suspended the imprisonment of Sharif within the case for eight weeks and requested his counsel to submit two surety bonds value Rs two million every.

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) senior chief’s counsel argued earlier than the courtroom the availability of eight weeks are usually not sufficient for finishing the medical remedy as Nawaz Sharif’s well being situation is essential.

To this, the choose remarked that the petitioner might transfer to the provincial authorities if his remedy remained incomplete through the given interval.

The courtroom remarked that the involved administration might take the choice to launch any prisoner in case of deteriorated well being situation. Justice Aamer Farooq questioned the administration for not utilizing its authority below clause 401 of the jail guide.

The legislation permits the involved officers to outline circumstances for releasing a prisoner, nevertheless, the courtroom is authorised to overview any of choice, he added.

The excessive courtroom’s bench additional stated in its verdict that the Nawaz Sharif might transfer to the chief authority [Punjab government] for an extension within the suspension of the sentence if his well being situation is just not improved after eight weeks.

Earlier on October 25, the PMLN supreme chief was granted bail on medical grounds by the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) in view of the detailed report introduced by a 10-member medical board.

Al-Azizia reference

On December 24, 2018, the previous prime minister had been sentenced to seven years in jail in Al-Azizia reference by an accountability courtroom.

The accountability courtroom choose Muhammad Arshad Malik had introduced the decision within the two references particularly Al-Azizia and Flagship Funding and sentenced the Nawaz to seven years in jail and ordered him to pay $25million and Rs1.5 billion as tremendous.

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IHC to listen to Nawaz Sharif’s enchantment towards conviction on Oct 29

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) has mounted listening to of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s enchantment on Oct. 29 towards his conviction within the Al Azizia reference, ARY Information reported on Saturday.

A bench of the excessive court docket can even hear an enchantment of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the identical date in search of enhancement in conviction interval of Sharif.

A division bench of the excessive court docket will hear the case and Registrar Workplace of the court docket has issued the trigger record.

The bench might be comprised of Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani.

Nawaz Sharif was convicted within the Al-Azizia reference by the accountability court docket for seven years.

Sharif is at present serving a jail time period of 7-years at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore on being confirmed responsible in Al-Azizia reference filed by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The NAB on Friday arrested Sharif in reference to the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) case and obtained 14-day bodily remand from an accountability.

The court docket ordered the bureau to current Nawaz Sharif on October 25.

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Nawaz moves IHC again for sentence suspension in Al-Azizia reference

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has as soon as once more approached the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) for suspension of his sentence in Al-Azizia reference citing medical points.

Earlier, the Supreme Court docket had rejected his petition for lifting his sentence within the reference. On December 24, final 12 months, an accountability court docket discovered the Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo responsible in Al-Azizia reference and sentenced him to seven years within the jail.

Within the verdict, the court docket had introduced that there was concrete proof in opposition to the previous premier within the filed reference and he remained unbale to offer cash path within the case.

He was given seven years of “rigorous jail time” together with a high quality of Rs1.5 billion and US$25 million.

AL-AZIZIA REFERENCE:

Hussain Nawaz Sharif, the previous prime minister’s elder son, claims that he acquired a sum of $5.four million from his grandfather to ascertain the metal conglomerate in Saudi Arabia. The fee was made by a Qatari royal on the request of the elder Sharif. Thereafter, scrap equipment was transported from their Ahli Metal Mills in Dubai to Jeddah to ascertain Al-Azizia in 2001.

The JIT constituted to research the graft allegations insisted that the true proprietor of the mills was Nawaz Sharif, and it was being operated by his son on his behalf. Hussain was 29-years-old on the time. The JIT additionally held that Nawaz Sharif acquired 97 per cent revenue as ‘presents’ from Hill Metals Institution, one other firm established by Hussain Nawaz Sharif in 2005, in Saudi Arabia.

Of the quantity, Nawaz Sharif transferred 77 p.c to his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif. (Maryam isn’t accused on this reference). Right here as properly, the NAB claims that since Sharif acquired a big revenue from Hussain’s corporations, he’s the true proprietor and never his son. Nevertheless, throughout the proceedings, the NAB couldn’t substantiate its declare via documentary evidences and as an alternative positioned the burden of proof on the accused.

On July 28, 2017, the Supreme Court docket verdict had, moreover disqualifying then prime minister Nawaz from his place, additionally directed the accountability authority to file three references – relating to the household’s Avenfield Properties, Al-Azizia, and Flagship Funding – earlier than the accountability court docket.

In September 2017, NAB filed three references in opposition to members of the Sharif household.

On July 6 this 12 months, Accountability Choose Mohammad Bashir handed down convictions to Nawaz, Maryam, and son-in-law Capt Mohammad Safdar (retd) within the Avenfield Properties reference and jailed them for 10 years, seven years and one 12 months respectively.

However on September 19, the Islamabad Excessive Court docket granted all three bail after suspending their sentences. NAB’s enchantment in opposition to the suspension of the sentence stays pending earlier than the SC.

Since September 2017, Nawaz has appeared earlier than the accountability courts some 165 instances, in keeping with the previous premier himself.

IHC fixes appeals for hearing on June 19

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) on Saturday mounted the listening to of appeals of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) in opposition to the Al-Azizia and Flagship verdicts on June 19.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani will hear the appeals.

The accountability court docket had sentenced Sharif to seven years in jail and fined Rs1.5 billion within the Al-Azizia case on December 24. Nonetheless, he was acquitted within the Flagship corruption reference.

The previous prime minister has challenged the accountability court docket’s verdict within the Al-Azizia case, looking for to put aside the conviction and seven-year imprisonment within the case.

Whereas, NAB moved two appeals within the IHC, difficult the verdicts within the Al-Azizia and Flagship Funding references. The bureau has pleaded with the court docket to reinforce Sharif’s sentence to 14 years within the Al-Azizia case whereas strike down his acquittal within the Flagship case.

Learn Additionally: Nawaz Sharif returns to Kot Lakhpat jail after bail expires

In its enchantment in opposition to Nawaz’s acquittal within the Flagship reference, NAB contended that the court docket’s verdict is in opposition to the regulation and it ought to have been introduced in gentle of proof positioned on document.

The IHC has been requested to declare the accountability court docket determination in Flagship reference null and void.

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Nawaz files plea against Al Azizia decision for third time

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel on Saturday filed a petition for the third time searching for suspension of the sentence handed down in Al Azizia reference after addressing objections raised by the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) registrar.

Listening to on the matter has been scheduled for Monday.

On January 2, Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris filed an attraction in opposition to the decision in Al Azizia Metal Mills reference within the IHC. However the courtroom raised objected and rejected the petition.

The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) has additionally filed an attraction in opposition to the acquittal of former premier Nawaz within the Flagship Reference.

The anti-graft physique has additionally challenged the Al Azizia verdict by which a request has been made to extend the length of the sentence.

On December 24, an accountability courtroom handed down seven years rigorous imprisonment together with a effective of Rs1.5 billion and $25 million within the Al Azizia Metal Mills corruption reference to Nawaz and acquitted him within the Flagship Funding reference.

On July 28, 2017, the Supreme Court docket verdict had, apart from disqualifying then prime minister Nawaz from his place, additionally directed the accountability authority to file three references – concerning the household’s Avenfield Properties, Al-Azizia, and Flagship Funding – earlier than the accountability courtroom.

In September 2017, NAB filed three references in opposition to members of the Sharif household.

On July 6 this 12 months, Accountability Choose Mohammad Bashir handed down convictions to Nawaz, Maryam, and son-in-law Capt Mohammad Safdar (retd) within the Avenfield Properties reference and jailed them for 10 years, seven years and one 12 months respectively.

However on Sept 19, the Islamabad Excessive Court docket granted all three bail after suspending their sentences. NAB’s attraction in opposition to the suspension of the sentence stays pending earlier than the SC.

Since September 2017, Nawaz has appeared earlier than the accountability courts some 165 instances, in line with the previous premier himself.