Pakistani courtroom points arrest warrant for former PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD: A prime courtroom in Pakistan on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for the nation’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he didn’t return house to seem earlier than judges to face corruption prices.
The event got here after the Islamabad Excessive Court docket earlier this month gave the ex-premier an opportunity to return to Pakistan by Sept. 10 to face a corruption listening to or danger being declared a fugitive from justice.
Beneath Pakistan’s authorized system, the federal government can now search Sharif’s extradition from Britain.
Sharif has been in London since authorities final November launched him on bail so he may journey and search medical therapy overseas. On the time, the Excessive Court docket within the japanese metropolis of Lahore permitted Sharif to go away the nation for 4 weeks, with the choice to increase the time overseas if he was not capable of journey afterward.
At Tuesday’s courtroom listening to, Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris instructed a two-judge panel that Sharif was unable to attend the courtroom listening to as a result of his physician had suggested him to not journey on account of well being causes. Sharif has a historical past of heart-related ailments however has spent most of his time in London at his condo there.
Sharif, 70, was sentenced to seven years for corruption and cash laundering in 2018. He had served thrice as prime minister however fell from grace after the Supreme Court docket ousted him from workplace over corruption allegations in 2017.

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