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IHC orders Nawaz Sharif to surrender before court

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered former premier Nawaz Sharif to surrender before the court in the Azizia reference.

Giving arguments during the hearing on Nawaz Sharif’s request for exemption from attendance, Khawaja Harris said that Nawaz Sharif is not in a position to come to Pakistan now. Justice Amir Farooq remarked that we have two appeals of Nawaz Sharif pending, he was granted bail for a specified time. The Judge asked what is the status of Nawaz Sharif’s bail in the Azizia reference?

Lawyer Khawaja Harris informed the court that the Punjab government had rejected Nawaz Sharif’s request for extension of bail and now he is not on bail. Nawaz Sharif will have to present himself before the court. He said that Nawaz Sharif could also challenge the decision of the Punjab government.

Justice Amir Farooq remarked that the Lahore High Court could not replace the bail decision of the Islamabad High Court. The decision of the Lahore High Court was to be taken within the limits of the decision of the Islamabad High Court. The judge asked when the Punjab government rejected Nawaz Sharif’s request for extension of bail.

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