ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has challenged the order of accountability court in the Toshakhana reference in the Islamabad High Court.
It may be recalled that two months ago, the accountability court had issued an arrest warrant for Nawaz Sharif in the Toshakhana reference on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), after which an advertisement for Nawaz Sharif’s summons was posted outside the accountability court.
The accountability court said that Nawaz Sharif was deliberately evading the proceedings. “We give Nawaz Sharif one last chance to appear and respond by 17th August,” the court warned. Earlier, a notice was posted outside the former premier’s residence in Raiwind.
It may be recalled that the accountability court had on 7th July issued an advertisement for Nawaz Sharif’s summons in the Toshakhana reference.
The advertisement said that Nawaz Sharif was deliberately absconding from the court proceedings.
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In the Toshakhana reference, the accountability court had also sent a warrant for the arrest of former Asif Ali Zardari to the NAB. The court had ordered that former president Asif Asif Zardari be arrested and produced if he did not appear with a surety.
According to the records submitted to the court by the NAB, Asif Zardari as President also received vehicles from Libya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as gifts.
The Prosecutor NAB informed the court that Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif illegally obtained vehicles from then Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.