ISLAMABAD - Former PM Nawaz Sharif has been issued notice by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a case of 1985 when he was the then Chief Minister of Punjab.
As per the media report, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to then chief minister of Punjab Nawaz Sharif in a suo motu.
Notices have been issued in a case pertaining to illegal construction of shops on Pakpattan shrine's land in 1985.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo motu case. Additional advocate general Punjab and Dewan Ghulam Qutab’s lawyer Iftikhar Gilani appeared before the court for the hearing today.
As the hearing went under way, the bench was informed that 8,000 kanal land of the Pakpattan shrine belonging to the Auqaf department was sold as per an order in 1985 to Dewan Ghulam Qutab.
“However, later the Auqaf department declared it a charitable endowment and a court judgment has also been passed in this regard,” the bench was further told.