Court seeks more arguments in Nawaz’s property auction case

Amraiz Khan

An accountability court on Friday has sought more arguments in the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s properties’ auction case on the next date of the hearing.

The court said that since another judge was on leave therefore the petition could not be heard today (Friday).

During the hearing of the petition, seeking a stay order from the court against the auction of properties belonging to the former prime minister, who is also Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, the judge remarked since one of the judges was on leave; Qazi Misbah Advocate had filed the petition, seeking ‘stay’ in the case, while seven parties had challenged the court order of the auction of Nawaz’s properties in the AC.

The petitioner had argued that the court’s decision would be challenged once the former prime minister returned to Pakistan. “Therefore, it would be better if the auction of his properties is put on hold for the time being,” he had said, and prayed to the court to grant ‘stay’ in the case.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing of the case until July 1, 2022.