Pakistan PM illegal asset: Lahore High Court dismisses 24-year-old case

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Islamabad, May 22: A court in Pakistan on Friday dismissed a case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for illegally amassing foreign assets by plundering the national exchequer, media reported.

A five-member full bench of Lahore High Court disposed of a 24-year-old case seeking lifetime disqualification of prime minister, Dawn online reported.

Illegal asset case dismissed against PM

Barrister Javed Iqbal filed the case against Prime Minister Sharif in 1991. Iqbal alleged that then-Prime Minister Sharif laundered money out of Pakistan after using his influence to illegally allot government land and plunder the national exchequer.

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On April 27 this year, the LHC ordered that a larger bench be formed to hear the high-profile case, as the law requires that cases involving high-profile individuals such as the prime minister be heard by a bench of at least five or seven judges.

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