Filing another application before Supreme Court for early hearing of his plea on medical grounds in Al-Azizia steel mill case and Hill Metal establishment reference, counsel for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged top court to adjudicate the matter during next week.
On December 24, 2018 Accountability Court Islamabad Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik has convicted the PML-N founder and ex-premier Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia steel mill case and Hill Metal establishment reference while awarding him seven years imprisonment with a fine of$25 million and Rs 1.5 Billion.
However, counsel for Sharif invoked the Islamabad High Court jurisdiction for bail relief on medical grounds but a two-judge bench of the High Court comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani rejected the plea while denying the grounds for remedy in the matter.
Subsequently, counsel for Nawaz Sharif challenged the IHC verdict before the Supreme Court for relief. The counsel on March 01, filed an application seeking early hearing the Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal (CPLA) on March 06 but the registrar of the top court rejected the application saying the matter would be fixed on its own turn.
On Monday, filing another application for early hearing of the matter through advocate on record Mehar Khan Malik, the counsel for Nawaz Sharif requested the top court to take up the matter for adjudication.
He said, “Since rejection of the early hearing application, the medical condition of Sharif has worsen and, as such, the instant application is being filed with a prayer that in view of the urgency involved in this case the titled CPLA may be ordered to be fixed in the next week”.
It is notable the top court fixation branch finalizes cause list for next week on every Friday.
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