The Islamabad court on Friday has released an order on unfreezing of the movable and immovable properties of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif. It is to be noted that the order of the unfreezing of the properties of Sharif came after an application filed by the Former PM Sharif’s counsel.
Notably, Judge Mohammad Bashir was already informed about the surrender of Sharif, following which, his arrest warrant had been cancelled, the order for the attachment of his properties may also be withdrawn.
Considering this, the court has withdrawn the order which was issued for the attachment of the properties of Sharif.
In the application, the counsel for former PM Nawaz Sharif, Misbah-ul Hasan Qazi, has already informed that his client had gone abroad for his medical treatment with the permission of the high court.
Whereas, a NAB reference was filed against him and the court has resumed the proceedings under sections 87 and 88 of the CrPC, related to the attachment of his properties.
In the argument, he mentioned the mode and the method of the attachment as required under Section 88(4) of the CrPC had not been mentioned in the court order passed regarding the attachment of the assets of Sharif.
The counsel for Former PM Sharif further mentioned that, such modes in the order was compulsory and therefore, the very order of the attachment is not in accordance with the law.
He said the provincial government has not yet taken over the assets of Sharif as no transfer of money from the bank accounts has taken place and none of his assets have been sold out, adding that the order of the attachment of properties was illegal.
Judge Bashir added that since the petitioner has appeared before the court and warrant of arrest issued against him has also been cancelled, therefore, “the application at hand is hereby accepted and the Order dated 1.10.2020 and the Order dated 22.4.2021 stands withdrawn”.
It is to be added that the among the attached properties includes, his Land Cruiser, two Mercedes cars and two tractors, properties of Sharif family and Murree and Changla gali, agricultural lands measuring 88 kanals and 105 acres in Sheikhupura and Lahore were also attached.