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Al Azizia Steel Mills Reference

The Islamabad High Court has sought a reply from the National Accountability Bureau on a General Appeal filed by Nawaz Sharif seeking suspension of his sentence in the Al-Azizia Reference.

The Former three-time premier is currently serving a seven-year term at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail after being convicted by an Accountability Court in the Al-Azizia Reference in December Last Year.

Days after the conviction, Sharif’s Legal Team had filed a General Appeal for suspension of the sentence. This was followed by a writ petition challenging the verdict and another seeking suspension of the sentence on Medical Grounds.

During Monday’s Hearing, Sharif’s Counsel, Khawaja Haris, submitted a request for withdrawal of the General Appeal. He told the Court that the Ex-PM’S Defense team had decided to pursue the writ petition for suspension of the Al-Azizia Sentence on Medical Grounds.

Consequently, the High Court Bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani scheduled the hearings of both appeals on Tuesday and sought NAB’S comments on the General Appeal.