Published On: Fri, Nov 25th, 2022
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Supreme Court declares LHC order to inform Hamza Shehbaz before his arrest null & void

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday declared the Lahore High Court's (LHC) order, to inform former chief minister Punjab Muhammad Hamza Shehbaz Sharif before his arrest in the clean water, Ramzan Sugar Mills and excess assets case, against the law.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan presided over the hearing on National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) request against the order and declared it null and void. The other members of the bench include Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi.

The apex court stated that there is no requirement in the law to inform the accused before the arrest, adding that the order to inform Hamza Shehbaz 10 days before the arrest should not be used as a judicial precedent.

Subsequently, the top court disposed of the case on the grounds that the order of the LHC was ineffective.

It is pertinent to note that the LHC had ordered to inform the former chief minister before his arrest in the clean water, Ramzan Sugar Mills and excess assets case.