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IHC Adjourns Hearing in Nawaz’s Plea Against Al-Azizia Verdict till Oct 7

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday adjourned the hearing After a lengthy pause in the hearing on an appeal filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif against his conviction in the Al Azizia corruption case till October 7.

After a long pause of two months, a two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani conducted the hearing.

During the hearing, Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris asked the court for a “verified copy” of a press release and an affidavit submitted in IHC by Malik after a controversial video of the judge surfaced.

The bench said that both items had been included in the file that was provided to Haris.

The court said that evidence provided by NAB as well as Nawaz’s counsel had been included in the file and told Haris to tally the documents of the paper book with his own record.

During the hearing, Haris said that some documents were missing from the paper book. The court responded that if any document had been left out, the counsel can submit it later.

The court then directed that the copies of Malik’s press release and affidavit be provided to Haris as well as NAB’s counsel. The hearing was adjourned until October 7.

Judge Malik had last year convicted Nawaz in the Al Azizia reference and sentenced to seven years of prison. The court had also fined Nawaz Rs1.5 billion and the US $25 million in the Al-Azizia reference. The former premier is currently in Kot Lakhpat jail.