LAHORE - Directing the federal government to apprise the court about the law that laid down a restriction on the expenditures of public representatives on foreign visits, Lahore High Court Justice Mansoor Ali Shah adjourned further proceedings until November 12.  

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree had filed the petition challenging PM, his family members and servants’ stay at expensive hotels, personal business development deals with foreign countries, public money he sent abroad, the title of ‘Sir’ Nawaz Sharif was enjoying.

He alleged that the PM stayed at a hotel that cost Rs800, 000 for one night during his recent visit to New York.

The petitioner prayed the court for mental examination of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as he many times took a bad image to the country by taking local food items with him to other present them to heads of other states.

The petitioner requested the court to put the name of Nawaz Sharif and his family names on Exit Control List and stop them from misusing the public money.

Gullu’s appeal objected

The Lahore High Court (LHC) registrar office on Thursday objected to an appeal filed by Gullu Butt challenging his conviction by the trail court for smashing private vehicles during the clash between police and PAT workers in Model Town on June 17.  

The registrar office pointed out that the power of attorney submitted by the convict’s lawyer was not duly signed by the appellant (Gullu Butt).

Later, talking to the reporters, Gullu’s lawyer said that the power of attorney general was sent to Gullu Butt in jail and the jail authorities had not returned the document yet.

He also said that the jail authorities would return the documents, adding that he would file the petition again. The Anti-terrorism court had convicted Gullu Butt and announced him 11-year-three-month imprisonment under five different sections of the law.