NAB opposes suspension of Nawaz’s sentence in Al-Azizia reference

12:35 PM | 15 Jun, 2019
NAB opposes suspension of Nawaz’s sentence in Al-Azizia reference
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ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau has submitted its 12-page repose to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) today (Saturday), seeking the suspension of sentence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference.

According to details, in its response, the anticorruption watchdog took the stance that the former prime minister’s health is in no imminent danger and stated in the plea that Nawaz Sharif cannot be released on bail as he is a convict and accountability court had punished him after analyzing the evidence.

The NAB also stated that Nawaz’s surgery was not suggested in the medical reports anytime soon and the court had sentenced Nawaz Sharif keeping in view his medical history.

The IHC will hear the petition on June 19.

On December 24, an accountability court had sentenced Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader seven years in prison with fine Rs 1.5 billion and US$25 million after it found him guilty in the Al Azizia Steel Mills reference as he was unable to provide a money trail in the case.