Former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) on Thursday dismissed two appeals of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in opposition to his imprisonment sentences in Al Azizia Metal Mills and Avenfield property references.

The courtroom additionally upheld the choices of accountability courtroom Islamabad, for handing 11 yr and 7 yr jail in Avenfield property and Al Azizia Metal Mills references, respectively.

The courtroom order learn: “Since appellant is fugitive from legislation, therefore has misplaced his proper of viewers earlier than this courtroom and we’re left with no alternative besides to dismiss his appeals.

“The moment enchantment is dismissed.

“Appellant could file an software earlier than this courtroom, as and when he surrenders or is captured by the authorities, for resolution of the enchantment on deserves.

“Pointless to look at that the stated software, if and when is made, shall be determined in accordance with legislation.”

A division bench of IHC, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani, issued a nine-pages judgment at the present time, which the bench had reserved final day after listening the arguments from NAB prosecutor and amicus curiae.

The courtroom order stated: “The appellant was offered truthful trial and now has absconded from justice on the time of listening to of enchantment.

“Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was offered a good trial in as a lot as discovered trial courtroom offered him alternative of listening to in addition to cross-examining the prosecution witnesses and solely after the right trial, his conviction was recorded; he regardless of being on bail, proceeded overseas and didn’t seem earlier than this courtroom and with none justification, remained absent on a lot of dates.

“Therefore this courtroom was left with no possibility however to observe the process as offered in Code of Felony Process, 1898 and declare him as fugitive from legislation.”

The previous prime minister was sentenced to 10 years in jail and slapped with a £eight million positive (Rs1.three billion) within the Avenfield properties reference whereas the trial courtroom introduced a seven-year jail together with Rs1.5 billion and $25 million fines within the Al Azizia Metal Mills reference.

The previous prime minister had filed appeals to IHC in opposition to the choice of accountability courtroom.

The IHC suspended the decision in Avenfield property reference and later granted bail to Nawaz Sharif in Al Azizia Metal Mills reference permitting him to journey overseas for medical therapy.

Nevertheless, he skipped a number of hearings intentionally and refused to give up regardless of repeated courtroom notices.

Subsequently, IHC declared Nawaz Sharif a fugitive on steady disappearance and now lastly dismissed his appeals.

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