Judge video scandal IHC approves Nawaz pleas for hearing

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Islamabad

Islamabad High Court on Thursday approved miscellaneous pleas of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case following judge Arshad Malik’s video scandal.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani heard the appeals.
According to details, the court has issued the detailed verdict over Nawaz Sharif’s appeal.
The court has served notice to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and other parties directing to submit reply in 14 days.
It is to be mentioned that the former PM had requested the court to review evidence linked to a controversial video and statement of judge Arshad Malik before deciding the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo’s appeal against his conviction in the Al Azizia case.
On December 24, 2018, an accountability court had sentenced Nawaz to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference and acquitted him in the Flagship reference.—INP