Nawaz challenges sentence in Al-Azizia case

ISLAMABAD: The legal professionals of ousted prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, on Saturday re-submitted an attraction on the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) towards the accountability courtroom verdict sentencing Sharif within the Al-Azizia Metal Mills case, ARY Information reported.

The attraction was first filed by the authorized crew of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo on January 1, but it surely was returned by the registrar workplace after it marked a number of objections on it.

Counsel of Sharif, Munawar Iqbal, addressed all objections on the attraction and re-filed it immediately on the IHC. The registrar workplace will now once more study the plea and subsequently put it up earlier than the courtroom for listening to.

On December 24, the accountability courtroom introduced its verdict in two Nationwide Accountability Bureau’s references particularly Al-Azizia Metal Mill and Flagship Funding and punished Sharif to seven years in jail and ordered him to pay $25million as nice. Nonetheless, he was acquitted of all fees within the Flagship Funding case.

The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) on January three moved two appeals within the IHC difficult the accountability courtroom verdict within the Al-Azizia and Flagship Funding references towards Nawaz Sharif.

In an attraction to the IHC, the anti-graft watchdog pleaded to extend the sentence awarded to Sharif within the Al-Azizia case and overturn his acquittal within the Flagship reference.

“The accountability courtroom handed the impugned judgment in slipshod and a cursory method with out adverting to proof obtainable on file,” reads the petition. “There may be absolute misreading and non-reading of the proof tendered by the prosecution a lot in order that the prosecution witnesses stood the check of being sagacious and tendered un-implacable deposition regardless of prolonged cross examination.”

In one other attraction difficult the Al-Azizia case verdict, NAB acknowledged that the prosecution had offered ample proof past any shadow of doubt to show its case. “No mitigating circumstances have been obtainable within the case justifying the sentence of seven years as a substitute of a most of 15 years.”

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