An accountability court in Islamabad on Saturday ordered to post advertisements for the summoning of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in the illegal land allotment case.
“An advertisement should also be posted outside his [Nawaz’s] Avenfield apartment,” the accountability court judge added.
As per the court order, non-bailable arrest warrants had been issued against Nawaz, however since the accused was not present at his address in Pakistan, an advertisement should be posted outside his Avenfield residence with the help of Pakistan High Commission in London.
The order further stated that Nawaz should appear before the court within 30-days of the advertisements being posted and he fails to do so, he would be declared an absconder.
It has been written in the court order that the accused Nawaz Sharif should appear in the court within 30 days from the posting of the advertisement, and if he fails to do so he will be declared a fugitive and an absconder.
The court also directed the Foreign Office to submit a report on the implementation of the order against PML-N chief in London on October 15.
The IHC has also summoned Nawaz through an advertisement on November 24. Absence despite an ad-hoc summon will be declared an offence under section 87 of the Criminal Code.
In June, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore filed a reference in the accountability court against the former prime minister in the illegal plot allotment case.
The reference against Nawaz and those accused in the case comprises two volumes and includes 21 witnesses.