NAB plea for closing inquiry against Pervaiz Elahi & Shujaat Hussain adjourned

NAB plea for closing inquiry against Pervaiz Elahi & Shujaat Hussain adjourned
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LAHORE: An accountability court adjourned hearing of an application, submitted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for closing an inquiry against Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and former prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain in connection with their involvement in illegal sale of plots.

The court directed the bureau for filing an investigation report by the next date of hearing.

Accountability Court Judge Jawad ul Hassan conducted the case proceedings wherein a counsel appeared on behalf of Chaudhry brothers.

The counsel submitted that the court had summoned the Chaudhry Brothers in personal capacity for Friday.

He contended that their personal appearance was not required as the bureau had recommended for closing down the inquiry against them.

The investigation officer submitted that the NAB executive board had given approval for closing the inquiry.

He pleaded with the court for giving final approval for closing the inquiry against Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leaders.

However, the court noted that two other accused – Nawaz and Iqbal – were also involved in the matter.

What is their role in the matter, the court questioned the officer.

To which, the officer replied that they also did not have any role in the case.

At this, the court sought an investigation report in this regard while adjourning further hearing till April 30.

 APP

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