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.
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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.