LHC rejects govt, NAB’s objections on Nawaz Sharif’s petition

LAHORE: The Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) on Friday rejected a plea by the federal authorities and the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) searching for to dismiss a petition of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for being “non-maintainable.”

A division bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi, dominated that this court docket can hear the PML-N supremo’s petition by which he sought directives for the federal government to strike his identify off the no-fly record in order that he can go overseas for medical therapy.

The bench earlier right now reserved its ruling after listening to arguments of attorneys representing the federal authorities and the NAB difficult the jurisdiction of the LHC to entertain Nawaz Sharif’s petition.

The excessive court docket was not eligible to listen to the petition, NAB mentioned in its reply, including eradicating a reputation from the ECL is entrusted with the federal authorities.

A excessive court docket might hear the case below Article 199 and in view of the choices of the upper judiciary, Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Amjad Pervez argued.

The federal authorities additionally submitted its reply in Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC).

The federal government in its reply comprising 45 pages, opposed granting permission to Sharif with out submitting required indemnity bonds and insisted that the situation for elimination of his identify from the ECL shouldn’t be put aside. He has been convicted and never been allowed to depart the nation and not using a safety deposit.

Further Legal professional Common Ishtiaq Chaudhry submitted the federal government’s reply within the court docket.

The federal cupboard had given conditional approval to the previous prime minister Nawaz Sharif to journey overseas searching for depositing an indemnity bond of Rs7 billion to safe elimination of his identify from the no-fly-list.

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