NAB court declares Nawaz Sharif proclaimed offender in plot allotment case

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ISLAMABAD (News10) – Accountability court on Tuesday has declared Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif as proclaimed offender in plot allotment case.

During the hearing, the accountability judge asked if anyone from the Sharif family has reached the court on behalf of Nawaz Sharif over which, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor said that no one has attended the hearing to represent the ex-PM.

The court has sought complete details of Nawaz Sharif’s properties and adjourned the hearing till November 26.

Previously, NAB court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against the PML-N supremo and directed the foreign ministry to contact Pakistan High Commission in London for implementation on them.

Earlier in March, 2020, the anti-corruption agency had arrested Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman.

NAB spokesperson Nawazish Ali said media tycoon’s arrest had been in a case pertaining to the clandestine allotment of a 54-kanal piece of land in 1986 – from the then government of CM Nawaz Sharif.

NAB had been conducting an inquiry against him in the fraudulent activity. His arrest came after he failed to submit a satisfactory reply to the bureau’s questions, said NAB.

He was accused of acquiring exemption on 54 plots in Johar Town, Lahore in 1986 during former then Chief Minister Nawaz Sharif’s term.  

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