Shahbaz Sharif arrest: New petition filed in the LHC

Shahbaz Sharif arrest: New petition filed in the LHC

LAHORE – A new petition has been filed with the Lahore High Court (LHC) over the arrest of CM Shahbaz Sharif.

Petition has challenged the arrest of former chief minister Shehbaz Sharif by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Ashiyana housing scheme scam case.

The petitioner named Hafiz Mustaq Naeemi also urged the court to suspend the physical remand of the former CM as this move violates the Constitution. He contended that the president, a governor, prime minister, federal minister, minister for state and a provincial minister shall not answerable to any court for exercising their power and performance under Article 248 (1) of the Constitution.

He further argued that this law also provides personal protection to the officials mentioned above, adding that provision in Section 5 (m) of NAB Ordinance 1999 to hold a president, a PM, a federal minister, a state minister, a governor and a provincial minister accountable was in violation of the Constitution.

The petition submitted that Shehbaz Sharif had been arrested by the NAB authorities under the NAB Ordinance 1999 that is violation of the Article 248 (1).