Fawad Chaudhary Moves Apex Court against LHC Order in Nawaz Return Case

Wed Apr 12 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry approached the Supreme Court on Wednesday to challenge the Lahore High Court’s decision rejecting his request to make him a party to the case relating to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo and ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan.

He urged that at the time Nawaz Sharif being allowed to travel abroad, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had guaranteed that he would return to Pakistan.

Fawad Chaudhary had earlier filed a petition in the Lahore High Court to become a party in the case, which was rejected by the court.

In his plea before the Supreme Court, the PTI leader said that Nawaz Sharif was a “fugitive criminal” and Shehbaz Sharif instead of acting as his guarantor, provided him with a diplomatic passport.

He requested the court to order the LHC to make his party in the case and inquired if the bench was “justified to dismiss the petition without discussing the facts and law point involved in it.

He asked in his petition if the high court rightly opined that the petitioner was not a necessary party when he was a Pakistani citizen and the matter pending before the Lahore High Court (LHC) involved corruption in the public money and exchequer.

It also asked if the bench rightly dismissed the petitioner’s miscellaneous application while not considering the rights of the Pakistani masses guaranteed by the Constitution.

Court’s decision questioned

According to the petition, the court was “not justified” in dismissing Fawad Chaudhary’s petition, which involved the point of public importance and the larger public interest of the nation.

It furthered that the court wrongly dismissed the petition on a technical ground rather, it discussed and adjudicated upon the foul play and disgrace done by Shehbaz Sharif with the court and law of the country.

The petition requested that the court’s decision be set aside in the interest of justice and made Fawad Chaudhary a party in the case pending before the Lahore High Court.

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