IHC to hear Nawaz appeal against Al-Azizia reference on 18th.

Islamabad/Lahore -- The Islamabad High Court on Saturday fixed December 18 to hear former premier Nawaz Sharif's appeal against his sentence in the Al-Azizia reference. According to the registrar's office, a divisional bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani will hear the petition filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-N supremo. NAB's appeal for an increase in the Al-Azizia reference sentence will also be heard on the same day.

Nawaz, who is currently in London for medical treatment, was handed a seven-year prison term and fined Rs1.5 billion by accountability Judge Arshad Malik in the Al-Azizia corruption reference filed by the anti-graft watchdog following the Supreme Court's Panamagate judgment.

Meanwhile, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday moved the Lahore High Court for removal of her name from the Exit Control List. The petition nominated the federal government, National Accountability Bureau chairman, Federal...

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