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Plane conspiracy case SC directs AG to present full record.

ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The Supreme Court adjourned on Monday the hearing of plane conspiracy case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif till Tuesday (today) and directed the Sindh advocate general to present full record of the case. A larger bench of the court headed by Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani was hearing the case. Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Sheikh Hakim Ali, Justice Musa K. Leghari and Justice Ghulam Rabbani are other members of the bench. During hearing on Monday, the advocate general Punjab Khwaja Haris in his arguments told the court that the plane conspiracy against Nawaz Sharif was based on lies and only allegations. On that the court asked the Sindh AG Yousuf Safari why the record of Nawaz conviction was not presented before the court, then he told the court that the concerned record on trial court and High Court decisions has been lost, on which the court directed AG Sindh and Prosecutor General Shahadat to present record at any cost. The court also directed the Sindh government to submit its statement over its failure to present full record of plane conspiracy case and tell the court that when it will present the record along with pardon. Khawaja Haris informed the court that according to articles 9 and 4 regarding basic human rights, the affected party is deserved to move court and get justice in case of delay after decision of the case because Nawaz Sharif was forcibly sent to exile along with family and deprived him of basic rights granted to him under article 3 and 4 of the constitution and not allowed to return the country and in such condition how he could pursue the case. He told the court that the terrorism case against Nawaz Sharif in plane conspiracy case was baseless because being the prime minister he had the powers, which could not be challenged, adding, the then judges made false cases against Nawaz Sharif to keep him out of the government after that the court adjourned hearting till Tuesday (today). It may be mentioned here that seven persons were nominated in the plane conspiracy case, including Nawaz Sharif, Saif-ur-Rehman and chairman of Civil Aviation Authority. The trial court had quitted six out of seven after initial hearing and awarded 25-years imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif, however, the High Court while contradicting to the decision of the trial court said that additional punishment has been awarded on little proofs and then the High Court had reduced the punishment to 25-years only, which was challenged the PML-N few days ago.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 8, 2009
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