IHC declares Nawaz Sharif as proclaimed offender
The orders were issued by the two-member bench comprising, Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani. The bench was seized with the appeals filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif against his sentences in the Al Azizia and Avenfield cases.
During the hearing today, the court also said that notices will also be issued to the guarantors of Nawaz Sharif.
Foreign Ministry’s Director Europe Mubashir Khan told the IHC that he had received the court's advertisements regarding Nawaz Sharif and sent it to the Pakistani High Commission in London.
An officer of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in his statement to the court said that he delivered the advertisements at Nawaz Sharif’s residences in Jati Umra and Model Town in Lahore.
Aijaz Ahmed told the bench that he had visited Model Town residence first where he met the security team. He added that he informed them of the advertisements and also shouted Nawaz Sharif’s name loudly.
“The same was done at the Jati Umra residence,” the FIA official informed the bench. 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. The court after hearing the arguments decided to declare Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender and stated that it will issue it written orders in a short while.
Hearing of the case has been adjourned till 9th of this month.