ISLAMABAD: The non-bailable arrest warrant for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif issued by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Al-Azizia and Avenfield cases were on Thursday sent to his residence in London.
The IHC had directed the foreign affairs secretary to send the arrest warrant to Nawaz Sharif as the court has summoned him on Sept 22.
A five-page detailed judgment written by Justice Aamir Farooq of the high court on the plea of the Pakistan Muslim League-N supremo in the Al-Azizia case was issued a day earlier.
The IHC remarked that the suspect’s counsels could not satisfy it, therefore it rejected the appeal to grant exemption to him from the hearings. The court directed the government to execute Nawaz’s warrants through the Pakistan High Commission in the United Kingdom.
On Sept 1, the IHC had ordered the ex-PM to surrender himself and appear before the court on Sept 10.
A two-member bench of the IHC had 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 had filed a petition seeking exemption from appearance during hearing. Lawyer Khawaja Haris had said his health condition was not such that he could come to Pakistan.