ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday ordered former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to surrender himself and appear before the court on Sept 10.
A two-member bench of the IHC heard new pleas filed by Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer against Avensfield reference case ruling. The bench comprised Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiani.
The ex-prime minister filed a petition seeking exemption from appearance during hearing. Lawyer Khawaja Haris said his health condition was not such that he could come to Pakistan. Justice Aamer Farooq said that they had two pleas of Nawaz pending before them. He was bailed for a specific time period.
Khawaja Haris apprised the court that the Punjab government had refused to extend bail of Nawaz Sharif, therefore he must appear before the court. He said Nawaz Sharif could challenge the government decision.
Aamer Farooq remarked that the LHC could not supercede IHC’s verdict of bail. The LHC should have announced its verdict by remaining within limits of the LHC ruling.