LHC gives opportunity to NAB for filing reply to MNA’s petition
LAHORE (APP): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday gave an opportunity till July 27 to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for filing reply to a petition filed by PML-N MNA Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha challenging call-up notices in an assets beyond means inquiry against him.
A NAB prosecutor had requested the bench for allowing time to file the reply, during the course of proceedings.
The bench comprising Justice Masud Abid Naqvi and Sardar Ahmad Naeem heard the petition filed by the MNA.
The petitioner had submitted that the bureau launched an inquiry against him on charges of amassing assets beyond means.
He submitted that the bureau repeatedly issued call-up notices to him without providing copies of any complaint or material against him.
The petitioner submitted that he also wrote letters to the bureau for furnishing him specific details and nature of allegations against him but he had not been provided with the required record.
He submitted that the call-up notices were against the judgements of the Apex Court wherein it was held that an accused shall be informed by NAB about the specific allegations against him in the call up notice.
He submitted that he had declared his assets whereas the bureau had all the record. He pleaded with the bench to restrain the bureau from illegal proceedings.
LHC issues notice to NAB on MPA petition
The Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for July 28 on a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA Ghazanfar Abbas Cheena challenging an inquiry into assets beyond means against him.
The division bench headed by Justice Masud Abid Naqvi heard the petition filed by the MPA.
A counsel on behalf of the MPA argued before the court that NAB had been issuing call-up notices to the petitioner in an impugned inquiry about alleged amassment of assets beyond means.
He stated that the petitioner made several requests to the bureau for furnishing him details of the complaint but nothing had been provided to him.
The counsel said that all assets owned by the petitioner were already declared in tax documents and NAB had a complete record of them.
He pleaded with the bench to set aside the call-up notices after declaring the impugned inquiry as unlawful.
The bench , after recording initial arguments, issued notices to the bureau for July 28 and sought reply.