No­tice is­sued to For­eign Min­istry to as­sist Nawaz Sharif ’s ar­rest

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IS­LAM­ABAD: The Is­lam­abad High Court (IHC) Regis­trar Of­fice has started im­ple­ment­ing the or­ders and is­sued no­tice to the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs for tak­ing steps to ar­rest for­mer prime min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif.

The Is­lam­abad High Court (IHC) re­leased the ar­rest war­rants of Nawaz Sharif in Al-Az­izia and Aven­field cases and also sent its copy to the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs for as­sist­ing the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties to ar­rest the for­mer pre­mier who is cur­rently re­sid­ing in Lon­don.

The high court di­rected au­thor­i­ties to pro­duce Sharif on Septem­ber 22 dur­ing the next hear­ing. Sep­a­rate notices have been posted to the For­eign Of­fice by IHC Regis­trar Of­fice for con­tact­ing the Bri­tish High Com­mis­sion to im­ple­ment the court or­ders re­gard­ing the ar­rest of Nawaz Sharif.

Yes­ter­day, a de­tailed ver­dict had been re­leased by the Is­lam­abad High Court (IHC) over its de­ci­sion to is­sue an ar­rest war­rant of the ex-PM and Pak­istan Mus­lim LeagueNawa­z (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif. The de­tailed judg­ment of the divi­sion bench of the Is­lam­abad court was writ­ten by Jus­tice Aamir

Fa­rooq and was also signed by the other judge Jus­tice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.

The court noted that the lawyers of Sharif failed to sat­isfy the bench, there­fore an ap­peal re­gard­ing the ex­emp­tion of the for­mer prime min­is­ter from the hear­ings is there­fore re­jected.

It is note­wor­thy to men­tion here that the ex­emp­tion plea of the for­mer pre­mier Nawaz Sharif and re­leased his non-bail­able ar­rest war­rants in Al-Az­izia and Aven­field cases had been re­jected by the Is­lam­abad High Court (IHC) on Septem­ber 15.

The high court di­rected con­cerned au­thor­i­ties to ar­rest and pro­duce Sharif in the hear­ings of the cor­rup­tion cases. In its ver­dict, the court stated that Sharif does not de­serve bail and re­lief any­more. More­over, Sharif’s ap­peal for at­tend­ing the hear­ings through rep­re­sen­ta­tive was also re­jected.

An ac­count­abil­ity court in Is­lam­abad had also de­clared Nawaz Sharif a ‘pro­claimed of­fender’ on Septem­ber 9 in Toshakhana ref­er­ence be­sides in­dict­ing four ac­cused per­sons in­clud­ing for­mer pres­i­dent Asif Ali Zar­dari and for­mer pre­mier Yousaf Raza Gil­lani.

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