Pakistan

LHC forms bench to probe PM Nawaz foreign assets case

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC), Justice Manzoor Ahmed Malik on Wednesday formed larger bench to hear application against foreign assets of Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported.

The larger bench formed to probe assets case against PM Nawaz is comprised of five members. It will be headed by Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan and will include Justice Faisal Zaman, Justice Mirza Waqas Rauf, Justice Muhammad Qasim and Justice Ayesha A Malik.

The larger bench will initiate case proceedings from May 8.

The case against PM Nawaz was filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafri in the year 1991.

In his petition, Barrister Javed had stated that illegal assets of Nawaz Sharif in abroad have badly harmed the national treasury. He has demanded to confiscate assets of PM Nawaz and declared him disqualified for the post of Prime Minister.

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