IHC rejects 3 petitions against auctioning of Nawaz Sharif’s properties

IHC rejects 3 petitions against auctioning of Nawaz Sharif's properties

The three petitions submitted for hearing against the auctioning of properties of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif have been rejected by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

According to media reports, a two member bench has rejected the petitions on Wednesday and termed them as unmaintainable under Article 199 of the Constitution. The bench was headed by Justice Aamer Farooq.

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The court has said that the IHC cannot hear these petitions under Article 199 of the Constitution as there is an alternative forum already present.

Islamabad High Court has asked the petitioners to approach the alternate forum available — the accountability court in this case — if they seek to stop the auctioning of properties.

It is pertinent to mention here that the petitions against the auction had been filed by Mian Iqbal Barkat, Muhammad Ashraf and Aslam Aziz.