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On NAB request, Lahore court docket orders closure of 20-year-old inquiries in opposition to Chaudhrys

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  • Lahore court docket orders to shut two inquiries in opposition to Chaudhrys pending for final 20 years
  • NAB prosecutor and the investigation officer inform court docket NAB had discovered no proof in opposition to Chaudhrys.
  • The Chaudhrys had been accused of accumulation of belongings past means and making unlawful appointments.

LAHORE: On the request of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau, an accountability court docket ordered to shut inquiries in opposition to Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Punjab Meeting Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Monday.

NAB Prosecutor Hafiz Assad Ullah and the investigation officer appeared earlier than accountability court docket choose Sheikh Sajjad Ahmad and stated NAB had discovered no proof in opposition to the Chaudhrys, The Information reported. They requested the court docket to shut the inquiries in opposition to them.

The IO had advisable the inquiries in opposition to the Chaudhrys be closed as no trial-worthy materials or proof had been discovered, NAB stated in its plea.

Learn extra: NAB accuses Chaudhry brothers of cash laundering, accumulating unlawful belongings

The NAB prosecutor and IO informed the court docket that NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal had given approval to shut the inquiries. The court docket, after listening to the NAB officers, issued orders to shut two inquiries in opposition to Shujaat and Pervaiz.

The Chaudhrys had been accused of accumulation of belongings past means and making unlawful appointments.

NAB had launched the inquiries in opposition to them nearly 20 years again. However when the Chaudhrys contacted the Lahore Excessive Court docket, NAB knowledgeable the court docket that the inquiries had been closed for need of proof.

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