Nawaz, lawyers discuss appeal against Al-Azizia conviction | Pakistan Today

Nawaz, lawyers discuss appeal against Al-Azizia conviction

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif met his lawyers in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail on Saturday to discuss his appeal against the accountability court’s verdict in Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference.

During the meeting, a consultation was held regarding the appeal against Nawaz’s conviction in Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference. The lawyers discussed points of the detailed verdict of the accountability court in the case. Moreover, remarks given by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and its witnesses were also reviewed for further legal action.

Media reports said the former premier is yet to decide when he will file an appeal against the conviction.

On December 24, Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison after being convicted in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference.

The accountability court imposed Rs3.47 billion (USD 25 million) fine on the former prime minister for failing to provide a money trail, besides ordering the seizure of his assets related to Al-Azizia and Hill Metal companies. On the other hand, his sons Hassan and Hussain were declared absconders and permanent arrest warrants were issued against them.

However, the PML-N supremo was acquitted in the Flagship Investments reference. Judge Arshad Malik while reading out the short order said there was no case against Nawaz in the Flagship reference. The NAB had announced that it would appeal against the verdict.

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