LHC cancels order of declaring ex-CJP’s son-in-law as proclaimed offender

F.P. Report

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday pronounced an order of declaring Dr Murtaza Amjad a proclaimed offender, as null and void.

A two-member bench of the high court headed by Justice Malik Shehzad heard a petition of Murtaza Amjad, the son-in-law of former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

The petitioner’s lawyer Asad Manzoor Butt argued that the Chairman NAB didn’t approve a reference against Murtaza Amjad. The Accountability Court declared him illegally a proclaimed offender on September 12, last year.

Murtaza Amjad was illegally taken into custody through the Interpol and the accountability court on a plea of NAB issued his arrest warrant, which was also unlawful, the counsel argued.

Murtaza Amjad facing a NAB inquiry into the Eden Housing Scheme scam along with his father.

The Supreme Court on a review petition in October last year had also withdrawn its earlier order of placing the name of Dr Murtaza Amjad on the Exit Control List (ECL). The apex court had, however, allowed the NAB to continue with its inquiry into the Eden Housing Scheme scam.

According to the NAB inquiry, more than 11,000 people have been affected by this scam.

The affected people had also staged a protest in Lahore and demanded justice from the high ups of the government.