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Nawaz Sharif denies allegatons of illegally allotting shrine land

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

Former Sharif on Tuesday denied allegations of illegally transferring a part of shrine land during his tenure as the of province in 1985.

The former was accompanied by his and senior Muslim League - (PML-N) leaders, as he arrived at the country's Sharif appeared before a three-bench headed by of (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar in Pakistan's top court, reported Express Tribune.

In his response to the three-bench, the three-time Pakistan requested to refer the matter to anyone except a Joint Investigation Team (JIT). The Supreme Court, thereby, gave Sharif seven days and asked him to propose an alternative way of investigating the case.

Sharif is accused of violating a (LHC) verdict of December 17, 1969 by alloting1800 kanals of land attached to the in to the Dewan Ghulam Qutab, the Express Tribune report further stated.

In 2015, former Nasirul Mulk, while hearing a related matter, had taken a suo motu cognizance of the matter pertaining to violation of order by the LHC.

"I am sure that Sharif does not even have an idea what the case is all about," Dawn quoted CJP Nisar as saying in the previous hearing of the case.

In his reply, Sharif had requested discharge of the notice issued to him, saying that it was a very old matter, about 32 years ago and therefore he himself couldn't recall whether he had passed any such orders.

The bench had termed Sharif's answer to be vague and therefore asked him to personally come and explain the matter before the court.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 14:30 IST