Saturday, September 24, 2022

NAB challenges Shehbaz’s permanent exemption from trial court in LHC

NAB challenges Shehbaz’s permanent exemption from trial court in LHC
LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday has challenged Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif's permanent exemption from trial court in the Lahore High Court (LHC). NAB has approached the LHC to challenge Shehbaz Sharif's permanent exemption from trial court. A two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najfi heard the case during which, NAB prosecutor told that accountability court had granted permanent exemption to Shehbaz Sharif on January 17 in Ashiana Iqbal and Ramzan Sugar Mills references. The trial court upheld the law to grant a permanent exemption to PML-N president. Shehbaz Sharif is the main accused in both the references. The trial court had accepted Shehbaz Sharif’s plea without following legal requirements, therefore, the court should annul this decision and direct PML-N president to rejoin the trial, he requested. Subsequently, the court has issued a notice to Shehbaz Sharif and sought reply till March 24 in this regard.