Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants for former premier Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi over failing to register appearance in high treason case.

As per details garnered, a three-member bench headed by Justice Ali Akbar Naqvi resumed hearing of the case in Lahore today.

The LHC also directed Abbasi to submit surety bonds worth Rs1 mln whereas notices were also issued to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and controversial journalist Cyril Almeida.

As the hearing begun, the petitioner’s legal counsel alleged Nawaz had violated his oath of office by giving controversial interview [Dawn leaks] to Almeida. The lawyer also accused Abbasi of violating his oath of office by sharing details of huddle of National Security Council (NSC) with ousted Sharif. He requested court to initiate treason proceedings against both former premiers.

The bench expressed exasperation over absence of Abbasi and issued bailable arrest warrants for former premier Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi over failing to register appearance in high treason case.

Later, the hearing was adjourned for indefinite period

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