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Shahbaz disappointed on turning Dar’s house into shelter home


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Feb, 2020. 12:06 pm
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Shahbaz disappointed

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif on Monday has strongly condemned provincial government’s step of turning former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s Lahore residence into shelter home.

In a recent statement, the Shahbaz disappointed over seizing the houses of political opponents and called it as a wrong tradition.

Disappointed Shahbaz that People lacking basic facilities including food and employment but the government leaders are busy in taking political revenges from the opposition instead of resolving the national issues.

LHC issues stay order

Earlier Lahore High Court (LHC) heard petition filed against turning former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s residence into shelter home.

LHC issued stay order and sought reply from provincial government in ten days.

In a plea, the plaintiff has adopted the stance that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders are being subjected to political revenge.

The Punjab government has illegally turned the house into shelter home as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had already issued stay order over auction of Dar’s residence, he added.

The claimant further stated that the provincial government has violated court’s order.

NAB reference

On July 28, a five-member Supreme Court bench had ordered NAB to file three references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and one against Ishaq Dar, on petitions of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Imran Khan, Jamaat-i-Islami’s Sirajul Haq and Awami Muslim League’s Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.

In its reference against the former minister, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) alleged, “The accused had acquired assets and pecuniary interests/resources in his own name and/or in the name of his dependents of an approximate amount of Rs831.678 million”.

Ishaq Dar has been absconding court proceedings since 2017 following the registration of reference against him.

On the other hand, Interpol had rejected Pakistan’s request to issue a red warrant against the former minister and gave him a clean chit.

The Interpol had also directed its National Central Bureaus (NCBs) to delete all data files in their systems on Dar.

It also urged NCBs to update their national databases accordingly and ensure that the same done by all national entities that have access to Interpol information.

The PML-N leader currently residing in London.

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