IHC dismisses petition against Shehbaz Sharif

IHC dismisses petition against Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed a petition seeking action against former  chief minister Punjab for alleged corruption in Ashiana Housing Scheme Lahore. The bench declared the petition as non-maintainable and asked the petitioner to approach  Lahore High Court (LHC) for relief.

A divisional bench, comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mohsin Akhter  Kiyani, heard the petition filed by ex-finance secretary IHC bar association Raees Abdul  Wahid.

The petitioner had stated in his plea that he won a house in Ashiana Housing Scheme  in balloting but the officials concerned had been demanding bribe from him. A fraud was  done with him on the name of housing scheme, he alleged.    He prayed the court to issue directives for registration of a first information report (FIR)  against former CM Punjab. He had also given an application to Chairman National  Accountability Bureau (NAB) but nothing availed.

The Chief justice asked the petitioner whether he had approached LHC for relief. The  petitioner should have moved to LHC and NAB Lahore, he remarked.

The bench, however, dismissed the petition and declaring it non-maintainable.