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Nawaz’s plea to transfer flagship, Al-Azizia references to another court rejected

Nawaz’s plea to transfer flagship, Al-Azizia references to another court rejected

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court on Thursday has rejected ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea seeking transfer of flagship and Al-Azizia references to another court.

During the hearing, Justice Mohammad Bashir said that Supreme Court (SC) or high court is authorized to transfer any case.

Earlier on Friday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in Avenfield verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.

The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.

The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.

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