LHC adjourned high treason case against Nawaz Sharif, Abbasi till Nov 12

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Lahore High Court (LHC) adjourned the hearing of high treason case against two former prime ministers Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Nawaz Sharif till November 12.

Three member LHC bench heard high treason case against PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Cyril Almeida. Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi lead the bench that also includes Justice Chaudhry Masood Jahangir and Justice Atir Mahmood. However, during the Ocotber 8 hearing, bench adjourned the case till October 22 (today).

During the last hearing, Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi considered it a sensitive issue. He further added that the attorney general should appear in the next hearing.

High Treason Case Background


The petition, lodged by Advocate Azhar Siddiqui, alleges that former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi shared crucial details of the National Security Council meeting with Nawaz Sharif following his statements on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

The petition says that by leaking such sensitive details of the National Security Council former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi should be trialed for high treason case.

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