Nawaz Sharif files bail plea in Al-Azizia corruption case

    Islamabad, Jan 3 (PTI) Incarcerated former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday filed a plea before the Islamabad High Court to grant him bail and suspend his seven year jail sentence in the Al-Azizia corruption case till the high court decides on his appeal against the verdict.
    On December 24, the Accountability Court 2 of Islamabad handed a seven-year rigorous imprisonment to Sharif along with a fine of USD 25 million in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills/Hill Metal Establish­ment corruption case. The court, however, acquitted him in the Flagship Investment case.
    The accountability court, as part of the Al-Azizia Steel Mills judgement, also barred Sharif, 69, from holding public office for 10 years after completing his sentence.
    It also ordered the confiscation of Hill Metal Establishment and issued perpetual warrants for the arrest of Sharif’s sons, Hussain and Hassan, who were declared proclaimed offenders.
    According to the application,

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