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Al Azizia Steel Mills Reference

Islamabad High Court started hearing of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's bail plea in the Al Azizia Steel Mills reference today.

A division bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani issued notices to NAB and Superintendent Kot Lakhpat jail seeking reply within two weeks.

Further hearing was adjourned till 25th of this month.

Nawaz Sharif on Monday approached the Islamabad High Court again seeking suspension of his sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference.

The former Prime Minister has based his plea on medical grounds, however, earlier the high court had turned down his request for lifting the sentence.