Nawaz Sharif seeks early hearing of pleas for suspension of sentence

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has filed a miscellaneous application in the Islamabad High Court seeking early hearing of his plea for suspension of sentence in Al Azizia Reference corruption case. In his appeal challenging the Accountability Court Islamabad’s verdict in the case, Sharif pleaded for annulment of punishment while a separate application was filed seeking suspension of sentence.

Earlier, a two-member bench of the court in short order on maintainability of Sharif’s appeal had held that the appeal for suspension of sentence will also be heard along with the central appeal for annulment of punishment.

Sharif was convicted by an accountability court in the case last month and sentenced to seven years in jail with a fine of 25 million dollars.

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