Court reserves its verdict on Nawaz Sharif’s request to halt the auction

Lahore, 17th June: A High Court ruled on Nawaz Sharif’s request to stop the auction of his property.

According to reports, Islamabad High Court delivered a safe verdict on Thursday and rejected the request by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to halt the auction of his properties in Lahore.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq delivered the verdict which said that the petition was against merit.

The Islamabad High Court rejected the petition as it did not find any legal flaw in the decision of the accountability court.

Petitioners could not satisfy their interest in Nawaz Sharif’s property. Petitions filed by Mian Iqbal Barkat, Aslam Aziz and Ashraf Malik to stop the auction were rejected.

The petitioner said that confiscation of 105 acres of land in Raiwind, a house in Upper Mall Lahore, confiscation of 88 kanals of land of Sheikhupura should be declared null and void by the accountability court order.

If the decision of the Accountability Court of October 1, 2020, April and June 2021 is not declared null and void, then the petitioners will be affected.

The decision of the Accountability Court will cause irreparable loss to the petitioners. October 1, 2020, April and June 2021 quashes accountability court’s decision.

The Islamabad Accountability Court had rejected the petition based on the objections of the three petitioners.

In the Toshakhana reference, the Accountability Court has ordered the government to confiscate the land and then auction it.

An accountability court had ordered confiscation and auction of Nawaz Sharif’s property. Accountability court judge Syed Asghar Ali had issued orders for confiscation of property.

NAB submitted a report of Nawaz Sharif’s assets in the accountability court on the court’s order, which include details of properties, vehicles and bank accounts.

PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif’s assets include more than 1650 kanals of agricultural land in Lahore, Mercedes, Land Cruiser and 2 tractors owned by Nawaz Sharif. His domestic and foreign account details are also included.

Maryam Nawaz has objected to the confiscation of houses in Changla Gali and Murree and has filed a petition in court.

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