LHC clubs petitions against Nawaz Sharif; adjourns hearing till Aug 29

LHC clubs petitions against Nawaz Sharif; adjourns hearing till Aug 29: The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Justice Mamon Rasheed directed on Friday the clubbing of similar petitions against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Hearing Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafferi’s petition to put Nawaz’s name on the exit control list, the judge ordered to combine the petition with other cases seeking the taking back of the ‘sir’ title from Nawaz as well as seizing his assets and properties.

The court ordered that it will take up the combined petitions as one on August 29.

Meanwhile, the LHC heard the case against the controversial speeches of the former premier and his cabinet members and party leaders.

Nawaz’s counsel Amjad Pervez pleaded the court to dismiss the petition stating that it is not maintainable.

The petitioner’s counsel, Azhar Siddique, requested the court for more time.

The court adjourned the hearing till September 12.

The former prime minister was disqualified by the Supreme Court in its verdict and had ordered to file references against him, after which NAB summoned him and his sons and daughter.

The Sharifs, however, failed to appear before the bureau; therefore there is a possibility Nawaz would try to flee abroad, Barrister Jafferi’s petition said.

Nawaz was disqualified under Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution over his failure to disclose un-withdrawn receivables constituting assets from a UAE-based company.

The court also ordered references against the Sharif family members and other accused in accountability courts.


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