IHC dismisses Nawaz's plea against declaring him absconder in Toshakhana case

IHC dismisses Nawaz’s plea against declaring him absconder in Toshakhana case

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday processed a petition filed by the former prime minister (PM) and the supreme leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif, against He announced that he had absconded in the Tosha Canana case.

At a hearing chaired by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, the court rejected Nawaz Sharif’s petition to withdraw the petition.

Previously, IHC Chief Justice Athar Manallah had questioned Nawaz Sharif’s bail and asked about the status of the case against him. PML-N spremo’s lawyer told him that the client’s bail still applies.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif challenged the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) subpoena in IHC’s Toshakhana case, saying that he was not a fugitive and went abroad for treatment after obtaining court bail.

The former prime minister has asked to cancel the decision of the accountability court to announce the subpoena for this case and continue the trial through representatives. He further believes that NAB’s goal is to silence the opposition.

Previously, due to the continued absence of the Toshakhana case, the Accountability Court also issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif and the former presidential palace Asif Ali Zardari.

What I want to mention here is that NAB accused Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif of illegally obtaining cars from former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.

Zardari had only paid 15 percent cost of the cars by using his fake accounts, however, Libya and United Arab Emirates (UAE) also gifted him cars when he was serving as president, NAB prosecutor told.

NAB official claimed that Asif Ali Zardari used these cars for his personal work instead of submitting them to Toshakhana.

Nawaz Sharif got car without any application in 2008 when he was not holding any public office, the anti-corruption watchdog’s representative stated. 

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