Nawaz Sharif handed 7 years imprisonment

Nawaz Sharif challenges Al-Azizia reference conviction in IHC

LAHORE – Ex-Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has challenged his conviction in Al-Azizia reference in the Islamabad High Court, on Tuesday.

According to private TV channel, filed through his  lawyer, Sharif said in his application that the punishment handed down to him was  against the law.

He also prayed the court to suspend the punishment and release him on  bail. Sources said a division bench of the high court would hear the plea.

Nawaz Sharif was  handed down seven-year imprisonment by the Accountability Court in Al-Azizia reference on December 24. He is currently serving the jail term in Kot Lakhpat prison in Lahore.

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