High Treason Case: LHC summons Nawaz Sharif on October 8

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Lahore High Court (LHC) summoned former PM Nawaz Sharif next month in high treason case.

LHC summoned PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on 8th October in high treason case. However, the treason petition was filed against Cyril Almeida, Nawaz Sharif, and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi led the three member bench. However, just Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was present in the court.


Advocate Naseer Bhutta, Defence counsel, said that Nawaz Sharif did not appear before as people were visiting him to condole on the death of his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. He further requested the court to extend the hearing date after her chelum (forty days of mourning).

However, Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi gave the hearing date of 8th October. He ordered Nawaz Sharif to be present before the court in person on that hearing. In addition, he issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Cyril Almeida.

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