Pakistan court gives 'last opportunity' to previous PM Nawaz Sharif to give up before September 10
A Pakistani court on Tuesday gave a "last possibility" to previous PM Nawaz Sharif to give up and show up before it on September 10 for hearing in a defilement argument against him, as indicated by media reports.
Sharif, 70, has been in London since November a year ago after the Lahore High Court conceded him consent to travel to another country for about a month for treating a coronary illness and an insusceptible framework issue. The three-time chief was condemned to seven years in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case.
A two-part extraordinary seat of the Islamabad High Court - containing Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani - on Tuesday heard the petitions against the sentences of Sharif, girl Maryam Nawaz and child in-law Captain (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield and Al-Azizia Steel Mills cases, Dawn News revealed.
"We are not passing the last decision starting at yet. We are giving you [Nawaz] the last opportunity to give up before the following hearing. Nawaz Sharif ought to show up under the steady gaze of the court regardless," the seat said.
Sharif's legal advisor, Khawaja Harris, said the previous head was not medicinally fit to come back to Pakistan and a related request was pending in the Lahore High Court.
Further becoming aware of the case was dismissed till September 10. Interests of Maryam and Captain Safdar would be heard on September 23, the Express Tribune revealed.
The Pakistan government has just proclaimed Sharif an "absconder" and moved toward the UK government for his removal.
Counselor to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar a week ago said Sharif's four-week abandon clinical grounds had terminated in December a year ago.
Akbar said the administration would task the National Accountability Bureau to seek after Sharif's removal
In an ongoing meeting with ARY News, Prime Minister Imran Khan said his administration "lamented" the choice to lift the restriction on Sharif.
In May, an image of Sharif having tea at a London bistro alongside his family became a web sensation via web-based media, starting a discussion on the earnestness of his wellbeing condition.
The legislature went under further analysis when a week ago Sharif's photographs surfaced web-based, demonstrating him walking around a road, provoking calls from inside the decision Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf to bring him back.