ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High courtyard (IHC) has different lawful options to work out if deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif doesn’t “surrender” himself before it on September 10, as prearranged by it, amid every option that he will not go back from London by the given closing date because of his incomplete medical action.
Legal experts cite a likeness of instructions that the two-judge IHC work surface may pass in case Nawaz Sharif doesn’t appear himself before it. Two appeals filed by the previous prime minister against his conviction in two references and one challan submitted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against his release in a case are being simultaneously heard by the IHC.
“As an great step, the IHC may even discharge Nawaz Sharif’s appeals,” famous legal expert Omar Sajjad explained to The News when contacted. “It may pend his pleas till the time he presents himself before the courtyard.”
The specialist said the IHC can say publicly the ex-premier an absconder. In that eventuality, he said, the security given for his bail may be confiscated. The sale of his properties may also be prearranged, he said.
A principle of the criminal law, Omar Sajjad said, is that the accused has to admit defeat himself/herself when his/her bail expires because judges feel that the accused people are avoiding appearance after the end of the facility.
Generally, the specialist said, the accused, who are in jail or on bail, are not necessary to appear before the appellate courts except they are summoned by them. The test or appellate judges can also excused the look of the accused.
Another alternative he said, is the IHC may decide to go in front with the proceedings on the appeal even in the nonattendance of Nawaz Sharif.
In the last trial on September 1, the IHC alienated the appeals of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President and daughter of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, and her husband Captain (R) Safdar from his appeal and adjourned the trial till September. This way that the IHC has determined to go ahead with events on their appeal.