A big question mark why Federal Govt. [ruling elites] not complied with the mandatory action that had been sought by Accountability Court giving its pronouncement in NAWAZ SHAREEF two References?
The Federal govt. procrastinated & even ignored not recovering the [a] Imposed fines & [b] forfeiting the properties surrendering as a penalty’’ asked by Accountability Court
who directed the govt. to ensure & legislate to seize the properties bought from ill-gotten money but regrettably neither ‘’imposed fine’’ could recover nor did any legislation pass ‘’to confiscate the properties’’ asked by Accountability court rather govt. of Pakistan remain passive & avoided to implement the aforesaid clauses.
In Avenfield properties reference
Federal govt. unambiguously gave uttered national loss to the national exchequer – Though putting Nawaz Shareef & Company in Jail that’s Accountability Court took immediate action as soon as they arrived from London – they were packed in armored vehicle & directly had been sent to Adyala Jail but to implement other directives given in the Avenfield Reference could not materialize from federal government?
During their stay in Adyala jail Govt. of Pakistan could go ahead seizing their properties and recovery of given penalty imposed – but its failure of the govt. who could not do so before going Nawaz Shareef & company in appeal.
Keeping the court verdict inactive though certainly it should have been effective without delay – no doubt caused a national loss & the money that were supposed to come in national exchequer could not credit due to federal govt. non-seriousness & ineptness – just kept whistling criticisms in media ignoring the recoverable fine imposed on NAWAZ SHAREEF & HIS DAUGHTER MARYAM NAWAZ & seizure of their assets pronounced.
However following sentences in Avenfield properties corruption Reference had been given by Accountability court on 6thJuly 2018
10 years as jail time for Nawaz Shareef for owning assets beyond known income & fined
£8 million (Rs1.29 billion) in a corruption reference pertaining to Sharif family’s Avenfield apartment in London, UK.
Sentenced Maryam Nawaz to 7year in jail for forgery and making assets through illegal sources. According to the verdict, she ‘’aided, assisted, abetted, attempted and acted in conspiracy with her father”. “The trust deeds produced by the accused Maryam Nawaz were also found bogus,” read the judgement.
Maryam had been ordered to pay a fine of £2 million (Rs320 million)
The judge ordered to seal the property in question, suggesting the government to do legislation to bring plundered money back to the country.
Nawaz’s son-in-law retired Captain Safdar had been awarded 1 year jail time for not cooperating with NAB, and aiding and abetting Nawaz and Maryam.
Point to be noted that Nawaz Shareef & Co had been shifted Adyala Jail on July 6th July and they [Nawaz Sharif] had filed appeal in Islamabad High Court against Avenfield Reference on July 16th2018.
So there were 10 days in hand with Federal govt. who could take action in order to freeze & sell out properties acquired by Shareef and company directed & govt. could ask to pay the penalty imposed by Accountability court.
For Nawaz Shareef, had been asked to pay £8 million (Rs1.29 billion) in a corruption reference pertaining to Sharif family’s Avenfield apartment in London, UK &
Maryam had been ordered to pay a fine of £2 million (Rs320 million) &
The judge [Accountability court] had ordered to seal the property in question, suggesting the government to do legislation to bring plundered money back to the country, the judgement said
Howbeit, the appeal petition had been filed by Nawaz Shareef & company in Islamabad High Court [IHC] on July 16th 2018 that’s verdict came out on Sep 19th2018.
The judges accepted the convicts’ petitions against the Avenfield verdict ruling that the sentences would remain suspended until the final judgement on their appeals.
IHC division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the petitions by the Sharifs and Capt Safdar against the verdict announced by the accountability court on July 6th.
IHC issued ‘’released order’’ on Sep 19th 2018 suspending Shareef & Company jail term directing NAB to release Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (R) Safdar over surety bonds worth Rs0.5 million each until final decision on their pleas.
Though the NAB has submitted its appeal to Supreme Court challenging the action taken from IHC, a date will now be fixed for the hearing of the appeals.
Now Accountability Court in Al Azizia Steel Mills/ Hill Metal Establishment Reference has convicted Nawaz Shareef, in its verdict on Dec 24th 2018 says
NS is sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 7 years along with a fine of Rs1.5 billion and $25 million
Ordered confiscation of Hill Metal Establishment assets
Barring him from holding public office for 10 years after completing the sentence & issued
Perpetual warrants of arrest for his sons, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz.
Here the same question appears that – Will Federal govt. take immediate action to recover from Nawaz Shareef the imposed fine of Rs1.5 billion and $ 25 million and further forfeiting/ confiscating Hill Metal Establishment assets as has been asked by Accountability court or will wait for their appeal?