News

Non-bailable warrants issued for Nawaz in Toshakhana case

June 11, 2020 01:42 PM


Twitter Share Facebook Share WhatsApp Share

An accountability court in Islamabad issued non-bailable warrants for PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in the Treasure House (Toshakhana) case over his continued absence, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

However, the court accepted the plea submitted by Farooq H Naek on behalf of former president Asif Ali Zardari, exempting him to appear in person due to health reasons.

During the hearing, NAB prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar requested the judge, Asghar Ali, to issue arrest warrants for Nawaz, saying the court could adopt any measure to ensure his presence, including publishing ads in the British newspapers.

The investigation officer had delivered the summons himself at his Jati Umra residence but was informed he wasn’t there, he said, adding that another accused, Anwar Majeed, was currently imprisoned at the Malir jail in Karachi.

Earlier on May 29, the accountability court had issued bailable arrest warrants for the PML-N supremo and exempted Zardari from appearing for hearing on a similar an application, citing poor health. However, the judge had asked him to attend the next hearing scheduled for June 11 (Thursday) at every cost.

Even during the last hearing, no one appeared before the court to represent Nawaz in the case.

According to the reference filed by the NAB, both Zardari and Nawaz are accused of obt­aining cars from the Treasure House by paying 15 per cent of the price of the cars.

It is alleged that the then prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani facilitated them in this regard by relaxing he procedure for the acceptance and disposal of gifts.

On the other, another accountability court in Lahore adjourned the hearing of Ramzan Sugar Mills case till July 1 after the counsel for Shehbaz Sharif, the PML-N president, requested the court that his client had contracted the coronavirus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XpMCGt6uvA


24 HD English WhatsApp Channel QR Code Click or Scan to Subscribe
our WhatsApp Channel

Most Read

  1. Punjab ministry, school education dept toy with summer vacations announcement Punjab ministry, school education dept toy with summer vacations announcement
  2. Iran President Raisi, foreign minister die in helicopter crash Iran President Raisi, foreign minister die in helicopter crash
  3. Sarah Ali Khan to tie the knot with a rich guy this year, say rumors Sarah Ali Khan to tie the knot with a rich guy this year, say rumors
  4. Anmol Baloch brushes off dating rumours with Hamza Sohail Anmol Baloch brushes off dating rumours with Hamza Sohail
  5. 'Heeramandi's 'Tajdar', Taha Shah’s handsome debut at Cannes is everything fans wanted 'Heeramandi's 'Tajdar', Taha Shah’s handsome debut at Cannes is everything fans wanted
  6. NA148 by-polls results: PPP’s Qasim Gilani leading with 78,278 votes NA148 by-polls results: PPP’s Qasim Gilani leading with 78,278 votes

Opinion

  1. New twist in PTI founder’s strategy towards Military Establishment
    New twist in PTI founder’s strategy towards Military Establishment

    By Salim Bokhari

  2. Revoke the heat stroke
    Revoke the heat stroke

    By Dr Asif Channer

  3. Defiance, sacrifice & national resilience
    Defiance, sacrifice & national resilience

    By Naveed Aman Khan

  4. Maryam Nawaz Sharif's Police Uniform: Breaking Gender Stereotypes, Not Minds
    Maryam Nawaz Sharif's Police Uniform: Breaking Gender Stereotypes, Not Minds

    By Alysha Khan

  5. Pak-Saudi-Iran economic proximity
    Pak-Saudi-Iran economic proximity

    By News Desk

  6. Military Establishment rules out any deal with what it terms a ‘bunch of anarchists’
    Military Establishment rules out any deal with what it terms a ‘bunch of anarchists’

    By Salim Bokhari