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Al-Azizia and Flagship references

NAB challenges Al-Azizia, Flagship verdicts in IHC

ISLAMABAD: Challenging the accountability court verdict in the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references against deposed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday moved two appeals in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), ARY News reported. On Dec 24, the accountability court sentenced the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo to seven years in prison and imposed a fine of $25 million and Rs1.5 billion as penalties in the Al-Azizia reference but acquitted him in the…

Al-Azizia reference: NAB moves IHC for extension in Nawaz’s jail term

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday (today) for extending the 7-year jail term awarded to former premier Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia reference. Nevertheless, the NAB application was returned by the registrar office of the high court, as it was filed after the specified office timing of 1:00pm. As per law, the aggrieved party can file a Misc. Appeal against such refusal within 14 days. In its appeal, the anti-graft watchdog has challenged…

Nawaz’s legal team finalises petition challenging Al-Azizia verdict

The legal team of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday finalised the petition challenging the Al-Azizia verdict. According to sources, the petition argues that the defence counsel’s arguments were not heard thoroughly by the court and requests to declare the accountability court verdict null and void. The petition will be sent to Sharif for his signature before being submitted in court. It is pertinent to mention that only three days are left to challenge the accountability court verdict. On…

Nawaz acquitted on ‘benefit of doubt’ in Flagship reference: detailed verdict

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court has issued a detailed verdict in the Flagship Investment corruption reference, according to which former premier Nawaz Sharif was acquitted on the basis of 'benefit of doubt'. According to the verdict released today, there were not enough evidences in the case to convict the supreme leader of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz. Sources informed that the verdict, which is 69-pager, notes that the documents presented by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were also incomplete. The…

Convicted Nawaz shifted to Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail

ISLAMABAD: Convicted former premier Nawaz Sharif has been shifted on Tuesday (today) to Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail amid tight security. The supreme leader of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) was taken into custody on Monday as an accountability court sentenced him to seven-year jail term and $25million and Rs1.5 billion as fine in Al-Azizia Steel Mill reference. The criminal was initially taken to Rawalpindi's Adiala jail where he spent a night and afterwards, he was flown to Lahore in a Pakistan International…

‘My conscience is clear,’ says Sharif ahead of graft verdict

ISLAMABAD: Three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s fate hangs in the balance as the accountability court in Islamabad is all set to announce its verdict in Al-Azizia and Flagship references against him today. The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader held consultations with his counsel Khawaja Haris and party leaders ahead of the verdict which is likely to be announced today at around 2:30pm. Speaking during the meeting, Mr Sharif asserted: “I fear nothing. My conscience is clear.” There is nothing in…

PM Imran summons meeting of party leaders

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned an important meeting of party leaders today at 3pm. As per details, the prime minister called the meeting to discuss the current political situation in the country in light of the verdict in Al-Azizia and Flagship references against deposed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The party's narrative and future course of action would be worked out. The meeting will take place at the Prime Minister Office at 3pm. The accountability court is all set to announce today the…

Embattled Sharifs meet in Ministers’ Enclave ahead of graft verdict

ISLAMABAD: Deposed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif at the latter’s residence in the Ministers’ Enclave on Sunday. Citing sources, ARY News reported that the Sharif brothers discussed forthcoming verdict of the accountability court in the Al-Azizia and Flagship references and future course of action if it convicts the former premier. The meeting comes a day before the accountability court is due to pronounce its verdict in remaining…

Verdict in references against Sharif tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad is set to announce its verdict in the Al-Azizia and Flagship references filed against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday (tomorrow). Accountability Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik will pronounce the verdict which he reserved on Dec 19 after both defence and prosecution sides completed their final arguments in the cases. While hearing the former premier’s plea for submission of some documents related to the Sharif family’s UK properties on Dec 11, the judge rejected…