IHC admits NAB appeals against Al-Azizia, Flagship verdict

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERSFormer Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) registrar office on Friday admitted National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeals challenging accountability court verdicts in Al-Azizia and Flagship corruption references.

The former premier was convicted by the accountability court in Al-Azizia corruption and awarded seven years imprisonment and a fine of Rs1.5 billion. He was acquitted in the Flagship corruption case.

The registrar office had earlier returned NAB’s requests after raising objections. In its appeal against the Al-Azizia verdict, the anti-graft body seeks an increase in Nawaz Sharif’s imprisonment sentence. It also challenges Nawaz’s acquittal in Flagship reference.

Meanwhile, the former premier’s counsel will re-file appeal seeking interim relief. The registrar office had returned the former premier’s request citing reservations.

Full text of accountability court’s judgment in

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