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Islamabad High Court rejects Nawaz Sharif’s plea in Toshakhana case

ISLAMABAD (VOFNEWS)– Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday has disposed of a petition filed by former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif against declaring him absconder in Toshakhana case.

During the hearing headed by Islamabad High Court Chief  Justice Athar Minallah, the court dismissed the petition over Sharif’s plea of withdrawing it.  

Chief Justice Athar Minallah, previously, had raised question over Nawaz Sharif’s bail and asked about the status of cases against him. The PML-N supremo’s counsel told that his client’s bail was still applicable.

Earlier, Mr. Sharif had challenged his summoning by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the reference of Toshakhana in Islamabad High Court that he is not a fugitive and went to abroad for medical treatment after obtaining bail from the court.

The former PM  had requested to nullify the accountability court’s decision to advertise his summons in the case and continue his trial through a representative. He further said that the NAB is targeting opposition to silent its voice.

Previously, the accountability court had also issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari over continuous absence in Toshakhana case.

It is worth mentioning here that NAB  had alleged Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari of getting cars from former PPP PM Yousaf Raza Gillani through illegal way.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari only paid 15 percent cost of the total amount of the cars  by using his fake accounts, however, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Libya 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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