LHC acquits three accused in murder case of NAB chief’s parents
October 7, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday acquitted three accused in the murder case of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal’s parents over lack of sufficient evidence. It is pertinent to mention here that the accused had been sentenced to death by a sessions court in the murder case of Javed Iqbal’s parents and the brother of NAB Chairman Naveed Iqbal was also included in the accused. In 2011, Javed's parents were found murdered in their house, which was guarded round the clock. Police had said that Naveed Iqbal had killed the couple over a money dispute. Officials further said that Naveed was assisted by Abbas Shakir and Ameen Ali. All three men were sentenced to death and fined Rs550,000 each by a sessions court in 2016 in the murder case of then Supreme Court judge Javed's parents. The court, in its decision today, said that there was a lack of sufficient evidence against the suspects Naveed Iqbal, Abbas Shakir and Ameen Ali.