ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has recommenced hearing of a corruption reference filed by NAB against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for allegedly owning assets beyond known sources of income here today.
Like the last three hearings, today too Dar did not appear before court as he is in London for ‘medical treatment’.
Due to his continuous absence a non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued by the court.
NAB will today move an application pursuing endorsement of the annexation of more assets owned by the minister.
Court had already sanctioned confiscation of assets, which had earlier been seized by NAB.
During the last hearing, Judge had rejected a plea filed by Dar’s secondary counsel seeking exemption for her client from appearance.
Nawaz – disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 – cannot serve as PML-N head: SC
ISLAMABAD: Three-judge SC bench in a verdict on petitions (filed by PTI, AML, PPP & others) challenging Election Act 2017 has said here today that an individual disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 cannot serve as party head.
Since all the decisions taken by Sharif have been declared null and void, the PML-N will have to give fresh names of candidates for the Senate elections scheduled to be held on 3rd day of March, 2018).
It is pertinent to mention here that, after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the SC from holding a public office, passage of the said Act had earlier enabled Nawaz Sharif to regain his lost position as PML-N head.
Undaunted by the SC decision Maryam Nawaz Sharif took to the twitter to buck-up Sharifs followers:
شیرو۔۔ گبھرانا نہیں!
یہ زیادتیاں نواز شریف/مسلم لیگ ن کو اور اوپر لے کر جائیں گی انشاءالّلہ۔ یاد رکھنا، ظلم جب حد سے بڑھتا ہے تو مٹ جاتا ہے!
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) February 21, 2018
Many are wondering about the fate of NA-154 (Lodhran-1) by-elections!
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Zainab Murder Case: Pedophile Serial Killer Imran Ali handed 4 death sentences!
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Trial court – that was given seven days for completion of the trial by LHC – concluded hearing and handed over the conviction within four days that is reckoned the swiftest case ever to be decided in Pakistan.
It is pertinent to mention here while prosecution, in addition to the DNA and polygraph tests, had produced over fifty-six witnesses against the convict, after his confession the defense lawyer opted to quit saying that his conscience did not allow him to defend a killer. The convict can challenge the conviction within fifteen days.