Pakistan govt sends arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, September 18

The Pakistan authorities has despatched arrest warrants by means of its mission in London for deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been dwelling within the UK for medical therapy, a media report mentioned on Friday.

Sharif (70) has been in London since November final 12 months after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go overseas for 4 weeks for therapy.

The three-time premier, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar had been convicted within the Avenfield properties case on July 6, 2018.

Sharif was additionally sentenced to seven years within the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case in December 2018, however he was bailed out in each circumstances and in addition allowed to go to London for medical therapy.

He was given eight weeks to return however failed to come back again resulting from well being issues, in line with his lawyer.

The Pakistan High Commission in London has obtained arrest warrants despatched by the federal government for Sharif, the Dawn newspaper reported.

The paperwork had been obtained on Thursday however the mission didn’t make an official touch upon the event, it mentioned.

However, sources confirmed to the newspaper that the mission had obtained the papers to serve the arrest warrants on Sharif, who has been dwelling in London for therapy, the report mentioned.

The sources added that every one authorized formalities and procedures can be adopted.

Earlier, the assistant registrar of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the overseas secretary to make sure manufacturing of the previous prime minister earlier than the court docket on September 22.

The secretary has been informed to “cause the production of the appellant (Mr Sharif) through the High Commission of Pakistan in the United Kingdom” by 11 am on September 22.

The IHC earlier this week had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Sharif whereas dismissing his software in search of exemption from private look within the listening to of appeals towards his conviction within the Al-Azizia and Avenfield properties references.

Sharif was serving a seven-year jail sentence in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail earlier than being allowed to go to the UK. PTI

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