Lahore, September 3
A Pakistani courtroom on Thursday directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to execute a non-bailable arrest warrant towards former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a 34-year-old land allotment case, based on media experiences.
During the plot allotment listening to, Model Town Police Inspector Bashir Ahmed advised Lahore Accountability Court’s Judge Asad Ali that Sharif was not at his residence.
Last month, the accountability courtroom had issued a bailable arrest warrant and served a summons in any respect recognized addresses of the three-time prime minister, who’s the foreign money in London for medical remedy.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMN-N) chief Ata Tarar confirmed to the courtroom on Thursday that the 70-year-old celebration chief Sharif had been overseas for six months, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.
Responding to this, Special Prosecutor Harris Qureshi, showing on behalf of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), requested the courtroom to concern a non-bailable arrest (NBA) warrant towards Sharif.
The courtroom issued the NBA warrant and directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to execute the arrest by the Pakistan High Commission in London, the report added.
Jang/Geo media group proprietor Mir Shakilur Rehman can be dealing with prices within the case and was arrested in March. The courtroom on Thursday prolonged the judicial remand of the veteran journalist, The Nation newspaper reported.
The NBA warrant towards Sharif comes two days after the Islamabad High Court gave a “final likelihood’ to the previous prime minister to give up and seem earlier than it on September 10 within the Al-Azizia Steel Mills graft case.
Sharif has been in London since November final yr after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go overseas for 4 weeks for treating a coronary heart illness and an immune system dysfunction. The three-time premier was sentenced to seven years within the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case.
The Pakistan authorities has already declared Sharif an “absconder” and approached the UK authorities for his extradition.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar, final week, stated Sharif’s four-week bail on medical grounds had expired in December final yr.
Akbar had stated the federal government would job the National Accountability Bureau to pursue Sharif’s extradition. In a current interview with ARY News, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated his authorities “regretted” the choice to raise the ban on Sharif.
In May, an image of Sharif having tea at a London cafe alongside together with his household went viral on social media, sparking a debate on the seriousness of his well being situation.
The authorities got here underneath additional criticism when final week Sharif’s pictures surfaced on-line, displaying him strolling in a road, prompting calls from throughout the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf to convey him again. PTI