The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday fixed the hearing of appeals of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment verdicts on June 19.A two-judge bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani will hear the appeals. The accountability court had sentenced Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison and fined Rs 1.5 billion in the Al-Azizia case on December 24. However, he was acquitted in the Flagship corruption reference.The former prime minister has challenged the accountability court’s verdict in the Al-Azizia case, seeking to set aside the conviction and seven-year imprisonment in the case. Whereas, the NAB moved two appeals in the IHC, challenging the verdicts in the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references. The bureau has pleaded the court to enhance Nawaz Sharif’s sentence to 14 years in the Al-Azizia case, besides striking down his acquittal in the Flagship case. In its appeal against Nawaz’s acquittal in the Flagship reference, the NAB contended that the court’s verdict is against the law and it should have been announced in light of the evidence placed on the record. The IHC has been requested to declare the accountability court decision in Flagship reference null and void.