Shahbaz Sharif submits Rs 5.5 million cheque in Supreme Court of Pakistan

Shahbaz Sharif submits Rs 5.5 million cheque in Supreme Court of Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif has submitted Rs 5.5 million fine in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

He requested Tuesday to Supreme Court to dispose of a case against him regarding hefty expenditure by the Punjab government on advertisements.

The younger Sharif submitted a cheque of Rs5.5 million payable to the government of Punjab in the court, along with an application to dismiss the case claiming that whatever he did as chief minister of Punjab was in good faith.

The Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing the case remarked that Shehbaz Sharif in an exemplary move has submitted the cheque voluntarily and other leaders should also follow the same.

The advertisement in question had Shehbaz’s face prominently displayed on it, which the court took notice of. The court had ordered him to reimburse the national exchequer for the Rs5.5 million after a Punjab government newspaper advertisement carrying his photograph was displayed in court during the hearing of the case on March 8.

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