LAHORE - The Lahore High Court was requested on Wednesday through a writ petition to issue directions to top politicians, including Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan and Asif Zardari, to bring their assets back to Pakistan.
The petition was moved by a citizen, Peer Imran. In his petition, he stated that over 60 politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif, PTI Chairman Imran Khan, PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, had transferred at least 30,000 million dollars to foreign countries through money laundering, causing a huge loss to the national exchequer. These politicians had not yet submitted their affidavits about the money laundering despite the court orders, the petitioner stated further.
He requested the court to issue directions to these politicians to bring back their assets to Pakistan.
He also prayed to the court to direct them to submit their affidavits as per its orders.
LHC ADMITS PLEA AGAINST
COVERAGE TO MUSH
The Lahore High Court on Wednesday overruled an objection by the registrar’s office and admitted for preliminary hearing a petition, questioning ‘unnecessary’ coverage being given to former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf.
Afaq Ahmad advocate filed the petition, pleading that Musharraf abrogated the Constitution twice and imposed emergency in the country.
He said the Election Commission disqualified him for contesting elections in the light of articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
The lawyer said, presently, the Special Court was holding trial of the former military ruler under treason charges, but he was being given unnecessary coverage despite being an accused.
The supporters of Musharraf were also speaking in his favour audaciously and criticising the Special Court, he added.
The petitioner prayed to the court to impose a ban on the allegedly needless promotion of Musharraf.
The registrar office had objected to the maintainability of the petition, but the court overruled the objection and admitted the plea for hearing.