Govt decides to post adverts summoning Nawaz in British newspapers

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ISLAMABAD (City News) – Federal Government has plead Islamabad High Court (IHC) to post advertisements in British newspapers for the summoning of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif from London.

As per details, Assistant Attorney General filed the plea in IHC asking the court to allow posting of Nawaz Sharif’s summons in British newspapers ‘Telegraph’ and ‘Guardian’ along with Pakistani newspapers.

Earlier, IHC has given former Prime Minister and PML-N leader Mian Nawaz Sharif the final chance to appear before the court on November 24.

The order issued by the division bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani states that Nawaz Sharif should be informed to appear before the court through advertisements in both Urdu and English newspapers.

According to the order, the advertisement should also be sent to the UK through the High Commission. Moreover, the advertisement should also be printed in London editions of Urdu and English newspapers, the cost of which will be borne by the federal government.

The decision said that the court has no option but to initiate proceedings to declare Nawaz Sharif a fugitive. It ordered the federal government to submit the advertisement expenses to the High Court within a week.

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