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Nawaz Sharif Absence From Courts: IHC To Record Statements of FIA, FO Officers


ISLAMABAD:Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday heard the matter of summoning Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif through advertisements in Al-Azizia and Avenfield references.

The divisional bench of IHC comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtari Kiyani heard the case.

During the hearing, foreign ministry has submitted an implementation report and told that Nawaz Sharif is intentionally not appearing before the court.

The ministry said that former PM is well informed about the cases against him.

The NAB prosecutor informed the court the advertisements have been published in newspapers of Pakistan and London calling Nawaz Sharif to court on October 19.

The court directed to record the statements of the officers of the FIA and foriegn ministry who sent the advertisement and pasted it.

The IHC also directed foreign ministry and FIA to submit all the documents related to the case in the court on the next hearing.

Justice Amir Farooq remarked that through recording statements of the FIA and foriegn office, the court wanted to ensure that that every effort has been made to inform Nawaz Sharif to appear before the court.

The court adjourned the hearing till December 2.