Dr Murtaza Amjad: New developments reported in case of son in law of former CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry
ISLAMABAD – New developments have been reported in the case of Dr Murtaza Amjad, the son-in-law of former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
The owner of the multi-billion company, Eden Housing and prime accused in the scam, Dr Amjad, who is the father of Murtaza, moved NAB with a request for a plea bargain.
‘NAB told Dr Amjad to immediately deposit 34 per cent of the total money involved in the scam before the bureau initiates other modalities of the plea bargain,’ an interior ministry source revealed.
A review petition was also filed in the supreme court according to which, Murtaza Amjad had on Sept 26 gone to Dubai to visit his wife and children when he was detained at the local airport.
“Since then he is not being allowed to see his wife, and even his lawyer, despite several attempts,” the petition claims.
The petition states that NAB proceedings against Dr Amjad stemmed out of mala fide intentions.
The review petition contended that the placement of Dr Amjad’s name on the ECL was an extreme measure and a restriction on his fundamental rights.
The petition said that Dr Amjad and his family were forced to leave Pakistan, pleading that placement of the name of on the ECL without an opportunity of hearing is in violation of Articles 15 and 25 of the Constitution.