After receiving applications to keep the auction of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif properties from taking place, an accountability court on Monday ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file comments on the applications.
The applications were filed by Yousuf Abbas and others. The court ordered the corruption watchdog to respond to the petitions until the next hearing, scheduled for February 4.
Specifically, the applicants indicated that the auction process will be challenged once the PML-N supremo returned to the country from his trip to London, and they requested that the auction be halted for the time being by the court.
Furthermore, they requested that the court reconsider its judgment regarding the auction of the properties.
A special medical board was established by the Punjab government on January 14 to review the medical reports of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who traveled to London for medical treatment in 2019. Sharif was the first Pakistani leader to go to the United Kingdom since independence in 1947.
A spokesperson for the Punjab government, Hasaan Khawar, shared the following statement on Twitter: “The Punjab government has convened a nine-member special medical board comprised of senior professors to examine the medical reports of Nawaz Sharif and give its opinion on his fitness for return to the country.”
Having received a notification in this regard, he stated that “the board will present its findings within five days.”