Court issues bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif in plots case Aug 05, 2020
Accountability Court Judge Asad Ali conducted the case proceedings, wherein former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Humayun Faiz and former LDA Director Land Development Mian Bashir Ahmed appeared on being summoned by the court.
At the start of proceedings, the court questioned why accused Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Jang /Geo group Editor-in-Chief , was not produced.
To which, National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) Special Prosecutor Haris Qureshi told the court that the accused were not being produced in the courts due to COVID-19.
The NAB had filed a reference against Mir Shakil and others. Besides Mir Shakil, former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Humayun Faiz, former Director Land Development Mian Bashir Ahmed had been named as the accused in Rs 143.5 million reference.
The NAB had alleged that Mir Shakil obtained illegal exemption of 54 plots of one-kanal each in Johar Town Lahore, with the connivance of Nawaz Sharif, the then chief minister of Punjab, in violation of the exemption policy in 1986.