IHC adjourns Nawaz Sharif’s bail plea hearing for two weeks

Federal cabinet conditionally approves removal of Nawaz’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday has issued notice to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during hearing of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s bail plea in Al-Azizia reference.
According to details, division bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani conducted proceedings on the petition and directed NAB to submit reply.
The court has adjourned the hearing for two weeks.
It is to be mentioned here that that forme PM had moved IHC seeking suspension of his sentence in Al-Azizia reference. NAB chairman and Kot Lakhpat Jail superintendent were made parties in the plea.
Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif returned Kot Lakhpat Jail in a rally of his party workers and leaders after expiry of six-week bail in a corruption case.
Flexes and banners were erected across the city to show solidarity with the PML-N supremo and the PML-N leadership had directed the party workers to gather at the Shanghai Flyover near Ferozpur Road for the solidarity rally.
Kot Lakhpat jail officials had also reached Jati Umra to arrest Nawaz Sharif.
Sharif was released from jail on March 27 on medical grounds after the apex court suspended his sentence in the Al-Azizia reference and granted him bail for six weeks.
The PML-N supreme leader was sentenced to seven years in prison and was fined Rs1.5 billion and $25 million in the Al-Azizia corruption reference by an accountability court on December 24, 2018.
However, he was acquitted in another reference related to Flagship Investments.
Besides, he was also disqualified from holding any public office for the period of 10 years. The disqualification will go into effect following his release from jail after serving the seven-year sentence.


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