Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Nawaz Sharif in land allotment case

Bureau Report

LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in an illegal land allotment case.

Sharif is facing accusations of illegal allotment of land as the then Punjab CM to Mir Shakil ur Rehman.

The hearing was presided over by AC Judge Asad Ali, in which editor-in-chief of Jang Group of Newspapers and owner of Geo News Mir Shakil ur Rahman was produced before the court.

The police after being asked by the court about the non-appearance of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said that he is currently in London and the summon notice has been sent to his residence.

Due to continued non-appearance before the court, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor demanded the court to issue non-bailable warrants for the erstwhile prime minister.

Maintaining the NAB’s request, the court released non-bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Shah and directed the Pakistani Embassy in the United Kingdom to act on it.

Meanwhile, the court also extended the judicial remand of Mir Shakil ur Rahman till September 17.

On March 12, the National Accountability Bureau had apprehended Mir Shakil ur Rahman in a case pertaining to the illegal exemption of 54 plots in Lahore.