IHC to hear Nawaz’s appeal in Al-Azizia reference on Sept 1

By: News Desk      Published: 05:53 PM, 22 Aug, 2020
IHC to hear Nawaz’s appeal in Al-Azizia reference on Sept 1

An appeal against the sentencing of PML-N Quaid and former three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference has been fixed for hearing on September 1, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court will hear the appeal. According to the TV channel, at the same time, NABs appeals against Nawaz Sharif’s extension of sentence and his acquittal in the Flagship reference have also been fixed for hearing.

The last hearing on Nawaz Sharif’s appeal in the Al-Azizia reference was held on September 18.

A special bench of the Islamabad High Court comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani has been constituted to hear the appeals of Nawaz Sharif and the NAB.

It should be noted that Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik had given the verdicts of Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship references. Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik was sacked by the Lahore High Court (LHC) following a video scandal.