IHC directs Nawaz Sharif’s arrests via UK high Commission

Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday, directed government to implement its non-bailable warrants and arrest former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia case.

The IHC bench comprising of Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani in its detailed verdict, has directed government to implement court’s non-bailable arrest warrants and apprehend Nawaz Sharif in Al Azizia steel mills case.

In the five-page verdict, the court ruled that the federal government should comply with the non-bailable warrants for Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo through the Pakistan High Commission in the United Kingdom.

The development comes as earlier, IHC had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia case on September 15th a day earlier.

The court had rejected PML-N leader’s petition for exemption from court appearance and issued non-bailable arrest warrants over his failure to appear before the court.

Meanwhile, directives were also issued to initiate proceedings to declare Nawaz Sharif as proclaimed offender.

Nawaz Sharif has been directed by the court to appear before the court at the next hearing on September 22nd.