Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Chaudhry brothers files petition against authority of NAB chairman

Chaudhry brothers files petition against authority of NAB chairman
LAHORE (92 News) – Chaudhry brothers and PML-Q leaders has filed the petition against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman and challenged the authority of bureau chief. The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday accepted the plea for hearing filed by PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi against the authority of NAB chairman. After a preliminary hearing, a bench of the LHC issued notices to NAB chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal and other respondents to come up with their response to the petition by the next hearing slated for May 11. Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and other PML-Q leaders appeared before the court during the hearing. In their petition, the petitioners alleged that the bureau is an institution of political engineering. The anti-graft watchdog’s head has ordered a probe into a 19-year-old case against them, despite the fact that the bureau had carried out an inquiry into it almost two decades back but couldn’t find anything incriminating, they said. The petitioners also stated that the NAB chief lacks the authority to reopen a matter that has already been closed and pleaded with the LHC bench to declare void his orders in this regard.