Nawaz’s plane hijacking conspiracy case records missing since 2007
Karachi, Apr. 8 : The records of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's appeals in the plane hijacking conspiracy case have been missing from the Sindh High Court records since 2007.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawyer, Arshad Khan Jadoon, said that three miscellaneous applications were filed by the PML-N seeking certified copies of the judgment by an anti-terrorism court (ATC-I) for Karachi division.
However, the court informed him that the record had been misplaced in 2007, and an inquiry in this regard was also conducted by the assistant registrar of the SHC, the Daily Times reports.
Sharif was sentenced twice to life imprisonment by the ATCs in Karachi in April 2000, and his appeal against the conviction was turned down by the full bench of the SHC in October 2000.
Sharif did not file an appeal earlier because "the judiciary was previously not independent and the judges took oath under the PCO".
PML-N Lawyers' Forum has said that Khawaja Muhammad Haris - the main defense counsel for Sharif, would now file an appeal with the Supreme Court against the SHC judgment and conviction of Sharif under the anti-terror law.
The appeals could not be filed due to the seven year exile of Sharif and his family to Saudi Arabia, after an agreement with General Pervez Musharraf's government that commuted his life imprisonment to exile. (ANI)