Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif declared proclaimed offender

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Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif declared proclaimed offender

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was declared a proclaimed offender by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday. 

The orders were issued by the two-member bench comprising, Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, hearing the appeals filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against his sentence in the Al Azizia and Avenfield reference.

During today’s hearing, Foreign Ministry’s Director Europe Mubashir Khan told the court that he had received the court’s advertisements regarding Nawaz Sharif and sent it to the Pakistani High Commission in London.

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On the other hand, FIA’s Aijaz Ahmed, in his statement to the court, said that he had led a team of FIA Punjab. He added that he delivered the advertisements at Nawaz Sharif’ residence in Jati Umra and Model Town in Lahore.

Ahmed told the court that he had visited Model Town residence first where he met the security team. He added that he informed the security team of the advertisements and also shouted Nawaz Sharif’s name loudly.

“The same was done at the Jati Umra residence,” Ahmed told the court. He added that the FIA team has also submitted the pictures of its actions in the record.

After listening to their statements, Justice Farooq said that the court will issue orders on the basis of the evidence.

“Mr Bharwana what should we do now?” he asked NAB’s Additional Prosecutor General Jahanzaib Bharwana regarding the former prime minister.

“Two appeals are from Nawaz Sharif and two NAB appeals are against Nawaz Sharif. Notice has been issued against NAB’s appeal to increase sentence but no notice has been issued on flagship reference,” said Justice Amir Farooq while addressing Bharwana.

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