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Nawaz Sharif’s consultant agreed to obtain warrants however modified his thoughts: officers

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Nawaz Sharif's representative agreed to receive warrants but changed his mind: officials

A consultant of Nawaz Sharif had initially agreed to obtain the arrest warrants towards the PML-N supremo, however declined to obtain them minutes earlier than their arrival on the former prime minister’s Park Lane residence, officers posted on the Pakistani High Commission within the United Kingdom instructed the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday.

In a written reply submitted to the court docket, First Secretary of the High Commission Dildar Ali Abro stated that Waqar Ahmed, a secretary to Nawaz Sharif’s son, referred to as him and knowledgeable him that he’ll obtain the warrants for the previous prime minister.

Abro instructed the court docket that Waqar initially agreed to obtain the warrants at Nawaz Sharif’s Park Lane residence in London. He then knowledgeable the High Commission of Waqar’s response, including that the mission then allowed him to serve the warrants on the deal with.

“It was agreed with Waqar that he would receive the warrants on September 23 at 11am,” Abro instructed the court docket. He added that Waqar was additionally knowledgeable that the mission’s Consular Attache Rao Abdul Hanan would hand over the warrants.

“At 10:20am Waqar called me to apologise and declined to receive the warrants,” Abro instructed the court docket.

On the opposite hand, Hanan, in his assertion, stated that he had initially gone to the residence of the previous premier on September 17 at 6:35pm to serve the warrants. He added {that a} home worker of Nawaz Sharif, Muhammad Yaqoob, had declined to obtain the warrants, which is why the warrant couldn’t be delivered to the previous premier.

Court directs officers to document assertion

The Islamabad High Court had, in its final listening to, directed High Commission’s attache Rao Abdul Hanan to document a press release within the subsequent listening to of the case through a video hyperlink.

During the identical listening to, the IHC had noticed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s exit from Pakistan was a “mockery of the system” after Additional Attorney General Tariq Khokhar offered a compliance report on Nawaz Sharif’s arrest warrants issued by the excessive court docket.

The report was submitted to the two-member bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Aamer Farooq, who’re listening to a petition filed by the previous prime minister towards his sentence within the Avenfield case.

Earlier, Khokhar, whereas briefing the court docket on makes an attempt made to arrest Nawaz Sharif, stated that Hanan had visited the residence of the PML-N chief in London. He added that Eddie, the individual on the condominium, had “refused” to obtain the arrest warrant.

“Every effort was made to enforce Nawaz Sharif’s arrest warrant,” the federal government’s lawyer instructed the court docket. He additionally learn Hanan’s statements relating to the arrest warrant.

Khokhar had additionally instructed the court docket that the Pakistani mission in London additionally contacted the Commonwealth Office, through phone, over the warrant. He added that the Commonwealth Office knowledgeable them that it was not of their jurisdiction to implement the IHC’s order.

IHC points non-bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif

In September, the IHC had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif throughout a listening to over the previous prime minister’s petition requesting exemption from showing earlier than the court docket.

In the transient ruling, IHC’s Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani remarked that the PML-N supremo neither underwent a surgical procedure regardless of citing it as a motive behind acquiring bail to journey to the United Kingdom nor was he admitted to a hospital.

“Our bail order has expired, which has its own effects,” the choose stated throughout a listening to on the IHC over a petition to cancel Nawaz’s bail within the Avenfield properties reference.

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