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Al-Azizia Reference: NAB Opposes Nawaz Sharif’s Plea For Suspension of Sentence

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau in its reply submitted to IHC has opposed Nawaz Sharif plea seeking suspension of sentence in Al-Azizia reference.

According to details, the anti-graft watchdog has submitted a 12-page response to Islamabad High Court (IHC) in which it obtained the stance that former prime minister’s health is in no imminent danger.

Nawaz Sharif cannot be released on bail as he is a convict and accountability court had punished him after analyzing the evidence, NAB stated.

Earlier, a two-judge IHC bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani issued a notice to the federal government, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the superintendent of the jail to submit the response on the matter within two weeks.

On Dec 24 2018, the accountability court had convicted Sharif in the Al-Azizia/Hill Metal Establishment reference. The court sentenced him seven-year imprisonment, besides imposing a fine of Rs1.5 billion and $25 million on him.