Pakistan govt. sends arrest warrant for deposed Pak PM Nawaz Sharif

By Gitanjali Mangal - September 18, 2020 4:09 pm

Nawaz Sharif has been in London since November last year after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go abroad for four weeks for his medical treatment.

Now, the Pakistan government has sent arrest warrant through its mission in London for the deposed PM Nawaz Sharif.

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His daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar were convicted in the Avenfield properties case on July 6, 2018.

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Sharif was also sentenced to seven years in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case in December 2018, but he was bailed out in both cases and also allowed to go to London for his medical treatment.

According to his lawyer, he was given eight weeks to return but failed to come back due to health complications.

The Pakistan High Commission in London has now received arrest warrant sent by the government for Sharif.

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Earlier, the assistant registrar of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the foreign secretary to ensure production of the former prime minister before the court on September 22.

The IHC earlier this week had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Sharif while dismissing his application seeking exemption from personal appearance in the hearing of appeals against his conviction in the Al-Azizia and Avenfield properties references.

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Sharif was serving a seven-year prison sentence in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail before being allowed to go to the UK.

-PTC News