Sharif an ‘absconder’, UK approached for his extradition: PM aide

Lahore, August 23

The Pakistan authorities has declared former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, at the moment in London for remedy, an “absconder” and approached the UK authorities for his extradition.

Adviser to the Prime Minster on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar stated that Sharif’s four-week bail on medical grounds expired in December final yr.

“The government is treating him (Sharif) as an absconder and has already sent a request to the British government to extradite him,” Akbar was quoted as saying by the Dawn News on Saturday.

Sharif, who was sentenced in a graft case by an accountability courtroom, knowledgeable a courtroom in Lahore final month that he’s unable to return to the nation as his medical doctors have instructed him to not exit as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Sharif submitted his medical report back to the Lahore High Court (LHC) by way of his counsel and stated medical doctors have advisable him to keep away from going exterior as a result of coronavirus as he has low platelet counts, diabetes, coronary heart, kidney and blood stress associated issues.

Akbar stated the federal government would request the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to pursue Sharif’s extradition as properly and it was additionally trying into legalities of ensures of Shahbaz Sharif, who was presupposed to escort his elder brother again to Pakistan after his medical remedy.

His feedback got here after a brand new image was shared on social media which exhibits Sharif strolling on the streets of London together with his son, Hassan Nawaz holding an umbrella.

“His stroll on London roads is a slap in the face of the judiciary and the government cannot allow this. There is nothing personal in it: we are only trying to implement the law and fulfil its requirements,” the adviser was quoted as saying.

The 70-year-old three-time premier is at the moment in London for remedy after he was identified with an immune system dysfunction. He left for the UK in November final yr after the Lahore High Court granted him four-week permission to go overseas for remedy.

Akbar alleged that ex-premier submitted pretend lab experiences.

The adviser stated that on October 29 final yr the courtroom granted Sharif eight-week bail for remedy inside Pakistan and on November 16, he received a four-week permission to journey overseas for remedy.

He stated that the previous prime minister was supposed to maintain the courtroom and the Punjab authorities up to date about his remedy by sharing the main points of the method of his remedy and check experiences which he didn’t do.

He stated that Sharif utilized to the Punjab authorities for bail extension on February 19.

“A medical board was constituted which sought details of medical procedures being done and test reports of Sharif, but nothing was shared,” he stated.

He stated that the legislation ministry, NAB and the jail division have been knowledgeable concerning the bail expiry and rejection of its extension when the medical board received nothing as proof doc.

He stated the UK authorities was additionally knowledgeable concerning the improvement on March 2 with a request for his extradition.

Commenting on latest photos of Sharif, Akbar stated that the previous premier appeared completely effective within the photos being shared by his sons, the every day reported.

His daughter Maryam Nawaz had stated her father was a high-risk affected person due to this fact his cardiac catheterisation/coronary intervention had been postponed owing to COVID-19. PTI


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