Islamabad High Court rejects Nawaz Sharif’s pleas to stay auction of properties
Significant progress has been made in the Tosha Khana reference in Nawaz Sharif’s requests to stop the auction of properties. A bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq heard the petitions against the decision to auction Nawaz Sharif’s property in the Tosha Khana reference.
Qazi Misbah-ul-Hassan, counsel for the petitioners, argued that the accountability court had ordered auction of Nawaz Sharif’s property, but the three petitioners have shares in Nawaz Sharif’s properties. Bought but still in possession of Nawaz Sharif.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah asked that the petitioners are considering the land as their property but did not present any evidence, what is the agreement of these properties, no signature? The lawyer said that this case belongs to the civil court and it is not the jurisdiction of the accountability court to auction someone’s property.
The court remarked that what you mean by that is why the accountability court declared the accused a fugitive. You do not have the documents and the documents that are there are not signed, you want to say that the jurisdiction of this case is with the District Sessions Judge there?
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected the pleas of Nawaz Sharif to stop the auction of his property and ruled that the petitioners, according to the citizens, had bought Nawaz Sharif’s properties but the accountability court rejected the petition. He has an interest in the property being auctioned off. Nawaz Sharif’s agreement to sell the properties was not implemented. He who implemented it did not have the authority.
Three petitioners Aslam Aziz, Iqbal Barkat and Muhammad Arshad Malik had approached the Islamabad High Court against the decision of the accountability court and claimed that Nawaz Sharif’s property had been bought.
Due to Nawaz Sharif’s publicity, the accountability court had ordered to auction his property on April 22, 2021.