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Court orders confiscation of Nawaz assets in Toshakhana reference

An Islamabad Accountability Court on Thursday ordered authorities to seize former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s assets during a hearing of the Toshakhana reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

During the hearing, the accountability watchdog submitted a detailed record of Nawaz’s assets as had. Accountability judge Asghar Ali ordered authorities to freeze the national and international bank accounts opened under the PML-N supremo’s name in a private Lahore bank.

Additionally, the court ordered that 1,650 canals of agricultural land in Lahore and 102 canals in Sheikhupura, owned by Nawaz, should also be seized, in addition to his house in Murree.

Two tractors and the cars Nawaz allegedly obtained from the Toshakhana after paying 15% of the price are also included among assets the court has ordered to be seized. The court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz in the case in June this year and in July directed the Foreign Office to execute the arrest warrants through the Pakistan High Commission in London.

Nawaz, through his counsel, had filed an appeal against the arrest warrants in the Islamabad High Court but withdrew it later.

Report by: The Truth International

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