Islamabad court lifts freeze on PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif’s assets ReadingS


Islamabad court on Friday issued an order freezing PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif’s movable and immovable properties. It should be noted that the decision to lift the freeze on Sharif’s assets came following an application made by Former Prime Minister Sharif’s lawyer.

It is noteworthy that Judge Mohammed Bashir had already been informed of Sharif’s surrender; After this, the arrest warrant was canceled and the seizure order on their property could also be withdrawn.

Taking this into consideration, the court withdrew its decision to seize Sharif’s properties.

In the application, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Misbah-ul Hasan Qazi stated that his client went abroad for medical treatment with the permission of the high court.

Whereas, a NAB application was filed against him and the court reopened the proceedings under Sections 87 and 88 of CrPC regarding attachment of his properties.

In his contention, he mentioned that the form and method of attachment required under Section 88(4) of the CrPC was not specified in the court order passed regarding the attachment of the Sharif’s assets.

Former Prime Minister Sharif’s lawyer also stated that such modes in the decision are mandatory and therefore the order of attachment is not in accordance with the law.

He added that the state government has not yet taken over Sharif’s assets, as no money has been transferred from his bank accounts and none of his assets have been sold, and that the decision to seize the properties is illegal.

Judge Beşir added that since the applicant appeared before the court and the arrest warrant against him was annulled, “the current application was accepted and the Decision dated 1.10.2020 and the Decision dated 22.4.2021 were withdrawn.” ”.

It should be added that the attached properties include his Land Cruiser, two Mercedes cars and two tractors, properties of the Sharif family and properties of Murree and Changla gali, 88 kanals and 105 acres of agricultural lands in Sheikhupura and Lahore.

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