Arrest Warrant Issued Against Nawaz Sharif In Land Corruption Case
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Pakistan’s anti-graft body released an arrest warrant toward ousted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a corruption case involving 34-year-old land. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the 70-year-old chief, is reportedly in London for medical care. According to officials from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Mr Sharif unlawfully leased the land to Jang Group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in 1986, once the three-time Premier was Punjab province’s chief minister.
The three-time premier faces numerous charges for the graft. The official said the NAB will push the court of justice to recognize Sharif in the investigation as a proclaimed convict for non-cooperation. The NAB sent Mr Sharif a questionnaire on March 27 and on March 31 summoned him to the office to record his response. Once again on March 15, NAB’s Lahore office summons Sharif to come before the office on March 20, but he did not receive a response, Dawn reported.
Jang Group also knows as the Geo Group, is a branch of Independent Media Company which headquarters in Dubai. The NAB’s arrested Mr Rehman in the case on March 12. He is on a physical remand in detention at the prison until April 28. Mr Rehman, the editor-in-chief of the Jang / Geo media group. He arrests on charges of illegally purchasing 54-channel (6.75 acres) land. It is at a prime location in Lahore at a tipping price in 1986. This is during the tenure of Punjab Sharif’s then chief minister.
Lahore High Court Granted Sharif Bail
Mr Sharif left for London last November for treatment. It is after he allows to go abroad for four weeks for medical reasons by the Lahore high court. According to Mr Sharif’s physician Dr Adnan Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s top leader (PML-N) suffers from severe multi-vessel coronary artery disease and significant ischemic and endangered myocardium to which he is due to undergo surgery.
In October of last year, the Lahore High Court granted Sharif bail for four weeks. It is on medical grounds, enabling the Punjab government. It is to extend it further in the light of his medical records. Also in the Al Azizia Mills corruption trial, in which the former prime minister served a seven-year prison term. The Islamabad High Court had granted bail to Mr Sharif clearing his way for medical care to travel abroad.
Mr Sharif has given the Lahore High Court an undertaking. It is to return to Pakistan, citing his record to face legal and judicial proceedings. It is within four weeks or as he gets fit to fly. Mr Sharif diagnoses with such an immune system disease. He recommends going abroad for treatment by a PTI government panel of physicians.