RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The Rawalpindi National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the mega money laundering case next week.
The Sindh government had given the subsidy to the sugar mills owned by Omni Group.
On the other hand, Sher Muhammad Mugheri, the construction company CEO, has been granted pre-arrest bail in the case.
Bilawal, Murad’s names removed from ECL
On January 16, the Supreme Court (SC) had ordered the federal government to remove Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s names from exit control list (ECL).
Then Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar
on January, 7 directed government to remove Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s name from Exit Control List (ECL).
In the SC
detailed verdict, “As far as the recommendations relating to Mr Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
and Mr Murad Ali Shah,
Chief Minister, Sindh are concerned, the learned counsel for the JIT has frankly conceded that the material against the said persons may need re-examination to arrive at the correct conclusions.”
“Further, their names may have been included in the list of persons who have been recommended to be placed on ECL,
without careful examination of the material available on record and the ramifications and consequences of such orders for the said persons.”
“In this regard, it has been pointed out that Mr Murad Ali Shah
is the Chief Minister, Sindh. It would cause serious problems in performance of his official functions in case his name is placed on the ECL
and his movements are restricted. We accordingly direct that the names of the said persons for the time being be removed from the ECL,” the verdict reads.
On December 31
, the SC
had questioned how the government had placed the names of these people on the no-fly list without its approval. Among many other senior politicians in Sindh, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s name was also on the list and was of particular concern to the court.
Federal minister for Information Fawad
Chaudhry adopted a stance that the government will remove 20 names, proposed by the SC
, from the Exit Control List (ECL) after receiving a detailed verdict from the apex court.