The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif by November 24, through newspaper advertisements.
In an order issued on Friday, the IHC noted that it was left with no option but to proceed further under section 87 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 and order issuance of proclamation for effecting service and intimating the appellant to appear before the court on the date fixed.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice
Aamer Farooq observed that examination of statements of witnesses as well as the documents showed that all out efforts were made for effecting service of non-bailable warrants of arrest on Sharif to ensure his attendance before the court.
“However, despite efforts, it is abundantly clear that service of warrants could not be effected. It is not possible to conclude in such circumstances that appellant is unaware about the pendency of appeal or the requirement to appear before the court.