Yesterday, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal has approved transfer of the money laundering case to Islamabad.
The money laundering case against former president Asif Ali Zardari and others transferred to Islamabad; however, in this regard the NAB officials have submitted a letter signed by the chairman of the accountability bureau at the banking court Karachi on Monday.
The officials of NAB told the banking court that the Supreme Court has ordered the bureau for investigation of the money laundering case. Chairman NAB Javed Iqbal, on the apex court’s order, has issued directives under clause 16-A of the NAB ordinance, the officials said.
Sindh govt files review plea in SC Shifting of fake bank accounts
Earlier, the Sindh government filed a review petition in the SC
pertaining to the fake bank accounts case.
“Shifting the hearing of fake bank accounts case to Islamabad will create problems,” the petition stated. “This will create hindrance in conducting a transparent trial.”
The petition also stated that all the inquiry records pertaining to the case should be handed over to National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Karachi division. “Further inquiries into the case should be carried out in Karachi.”
The submitted petition concluded that, “if a NAB reference is prepared then it should be submitted in Karachi.