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IHC orders to arrest Nawaz before next hearing

–Shehbaz says it’s not possible for ex-PM to return without getting medical treatment

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday released a detailed verdict over its decision to issue an arrest warrant of the former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif.

The detailed judgement of the division bench of the IHC was written by Justice Aamir Farooq and was also signed by the other judge Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.

The court noted that the lawyers of Nawaz failed to satisfy the bench; therefore, an appeal regarding the exemption of the former prime minister from the hearings is therefore rejected.

It is pertinent to mention here that the high court had rejected the exemption plea of the former premier Nawaz and released his non-bailable arrest warrants in Al-Azizia and Avenfield cases on Tuesday.

Moreover, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif also announced after the verdict that Nawaz Sharif would not return to Pakistan before completion of his medical treatment.

“We respect the judiciary,” Shehbaz said but added that returning to Pakistan without proper treatment could endanger the life of his brother and the PML-N supremo. He said that the right to life is the most important thing and could not be neglected. “The issue here is not Nawaz’s return but his medical treatment,” the PML-N leader said.

He said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had claimed that Kulsoom Nawaz was not ill but she passed away asking if it was possible to repair the damage done by the allegation.

Shahbaz recalled that the doctors have said that travelling for Nawaz in the current situation can be “life-threatening”.

He added that the government had also admitted that the PML-N supremo’s treatment could not be done in Pakistan.

“Government had sent him to London on the recommendation of government and non-government doctors but his treatment was delayed due to coronavirus,” said Shehbaz.