Nawaz Sharif declared proclaimed offender in illegal plots case
LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Tuesday declared Pakistan Muslim League-N supremo Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender in a case pertaining to unlawful allotment of lands.
The accountability court has directed Nawaz Sharif and his family members to submit all records of their assets. On judge’s questioning, the National Accountability Bureau prosecutor told him that nobody appeared on behalf of the suspect for the case hearing.
The court has issued a copy of the case to the defendant and apprised that it would hear the former prime minister’s case separately.
On Oct 22, Executive Board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had given a green light to file a fresh reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
The meeting, chaired by NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, had approved 11 corruption references against various people, including Nawaz Sharif, his principle secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal and others.
The approval was granted during the NAB’s executive board meeting in Islamabad.
On Sept 9 the following year, an accountability court in Islamabad had declared Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender and indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari and former PM Yusuf Raza Gillani in Toshakhana reference case.
Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed were also indicted in the same reference.