Bailable arrest warrant issued for former PM Abbasi
Justice Naqvi further inquired from Abbasi whether the former premier had filed an application seeking exemption from hearings owing to upcoming by-polls. Abbasi said his lawyer will be filing the plea today. The LHC previously issued a bailable warrant of arrest against Abbasi.It is pertinent to note that the security was increased around the court premises and a large crowd of PML-N supporters had gathered by the main entry point. Senior politician Javed Hashmi, Pervez Malik and Asif Kirmani accompanied the former prime ministers.
Sharif set to break political silence
The petition contended that the Nawaz had not only disclosed sensitive secrets but also expressed his views against sensitive national institutions.It also argued that Abbasi had not only supported Sharif’s stance but violated his oath of office by making public minutes of the NSC meeting.After attending an earlier proceeding, former PM Abbasi appeared before media persons and maintained that he had not violated the oath, adding that he had not told anything to anyone about what happened during NSC meetings.Contending that Nawaz had betrayed the nation, the petition stated that a treason case should be instituted against him for giving the controversial interview and allowing it to go on air.