Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry has approached the Supreme Court, hard the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) order disallowing him from turning into a celebration to a case regarding Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) splendid chief Nawaz Sharif’s go back to Pakistan.
In his petition, Fawad has argued that once Nawaz became being allowed to travel abroad, his more youthful brother, incumbent Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, had assured that he might return to Pakistan.
The PTI government in November 2019 granted Nawaz—then serving a seven-12 months jail term after his conviction in a corruption case in December 2018—a rare permission to fly to the UK in view of a debilitating health condition.
The former premiere, but, did not return to Pakistan notwithstanding numerous court docket orders and changed into later declared a proclaimed offender. In his plea, the PTI leader maintained that Nawaz Sharif was a “fugitive crook” and Shehbaz instead of acting as his guarantor “issued him a diplomatic passport”.
He requested the courtroom to reserve the LHC to allow him to become a celebration to the case and wondered if the LHC bench turned into “justified to brush aside the petition of the petitioner with out discussing the facts and regulation point worried in the petition”.
A division bench of the LHC on March 16 dismissed Fawad’s plea to be made a respondent in a case concerning former gold standard Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan, noting that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the federal government had been the worried events in the case.
The former information minister requested in his petition if the LHC “rightly opined that the petitioner isn’t always a necessary birthday celebration while he is a citizen of Pakistan and [the] count number pending before [the] LHC involves corruption in [the] public exchequer and public money”.
He also wondered if the bench “rightly brushed off the miscellaneous utility of [the] petitioner while now not maintaining in mind the rights of Pakistani people guaranteed by means of the bankruptcy of fundamental rights of [the] Constitution”.
According to the petition, the LHC turned into “no longer justified” in disregarding Fawad’s petition “which involved the law point of public significance and large public interest of the usa”, and the court docket changed into “now not justified” in overlooking the settled norms of law regarding affidavits submitted earlier than the court docket.
It stated the LHC wrongly dismissed Fawad’s petition on a technical ground in preference to discussing and adjudicating “the disgrace and foul play done by means of Shehbaz Sharif with the court and law of land”.
The petition requested the SC to set apart the LHC’s order “in the interest of justice” and Fawad be “ordered to be impleaded as birthday party” within the aforementioned case pending earlier than the LHC.