Nawaz’s plea for jail term suspension to be heard today by IHC

The appeals filed by the former three-time ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif against the jail term in cases pertaining to Al-Azizia Steels Mills and Flagship Reference to be heard today by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Aamer Farooq will take up the petitions today.

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Sources claimed that Nawaz Sharif’s counsel, Khawaja Harris along with PML-N’s spokesperson Marriyam Aurangzeb, former Sindh governor Mohammad Zubair and Senator Mussadiq Malik have reached the high court.

On Jan 5, the counsel of Sharif re-submitted an appeal at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict announced by the accountability court sentencing Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case.

The first appeal was filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo’s counsel on Jan 1 but the registrar office returned it after raising objections.

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