The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday rejected a plea for exemption from personal appearance in the Al-Azizia case and issued a nonbailable arrest warrant for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The IHC ordered the authorities to arrest the PML-N leader and produce him before the court
According to the details, The Islamabad High Court heard Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against the sentence in the Azizia reference.
IHC bench comprising Justice Amir Farooqui and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani maintained that Nawaz Sharif’s bail has expired in the said case.
On September 9, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif filed a petition in IHC requesting the court to forgo its order of surrender on September 10 in Al-Azizia reference.
The plea was filed by Nawaz’s lawyer Khawaja Harris wherein it prayed upon the court that in the absence of Nawaz Sharif, his representative counsel should be allowed to appear on his behalf. Nawaz Sharif made the request on medical grounds.
The petition stated that owing to the COVID-19 breakout Nawaz’s medical procedure was delayed and with the ongoing lockdown in the UK he has still not been able to get admission to any hospital in the country for treatment.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani had said in his remarks, “Nawaz Sharif has to appear before the court for the hearing. He may face additional three-year imprisonment if he is absconder in the reference. Skipping appearances in the trial is also a crime.”
Stay in London
It should be mentioned here that the fresh medical reports of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif have been submitted to the Lahore High Court.
According to the fresh report, The doctor has advised Nawaz Sharif to stay in London for the best treatment and continue medical therapy.
The report stated that due to the novel coronavirus, medical treatment of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disrupted.
Nawaz Sharif was restricted from traveling during Corona and is already suffering from depression.
Soon a time will be set for the treatment of Arteries of Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif’s platelets issue will be treated after the procedure to open the closed arteries of his heart.