Also begins process to declare him proclaimed offende
The Islamabad High Court will hear former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against his sentences in the Al Azizia Steel Mills and Avenfield references. today (Wednesday).
The process to declare Nawaz a proclaimed offender in the case due to his continued absences will begin today.
The officials involved in sending Nawaz’s warrants to London, the Foreign Office’s director-general for Europe and the Pakistan High Commission in Britain’s consular attaché, will also record their statements.
A division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani is hearing Nawaz’s appeal against the sentences handed to him by an accountability court.
On September 17, the warrant was delivered to Nawaz Sharif’s residence in London by an employee named Yaqoob, said the high commission official. The first secretary at the high commission, Rao Abdul Hanan, recorded his statement via video link.
The warrant could not be delivered by hand, he said. Hassan Nawaz’s secretary Waqar Ahmed had called and said they will accept the warrant but later declined to do so, he said.