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Sharif's plea on Al-Azizia reference verdict accepted

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The on Wednesday accepted a petition filed by former Sharif that sought an earliest possible date for a scheduled hearing in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference verdict.

A two-member divisional bench comprising Justice and Justice heard Sharif's plea and directed the registrar's office to hear the matter within 10 days, Geo News reported.

On Tuesday, Sharif filed a plea against the verdict in the and sought a suspension of the sentence granted to him.

Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison by an accountability court in the Al-Azizia reference on December 24 last year. Furthermore, he was fined USD 2.5 million.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:35 IST