RAWALPINDI: The city’s local accountability court adjourned the case regarding reopening the NAB references against Sharif family till September 6, SAMAA reports Saturday.
The court adjourned the cases of Ittefaq Foundry and assets references till September 6 and Hudaibia Paper Mill reference till September 15 and issued the summons for the Sharifs.
Appearing before the court to plead Sharif brothers’ case, Akram Sheikh Advocate said the action by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif family is a vengeance.
Sharifs’ counsel argued the NAB prayed to close these cases in 2002; now, they have remembered after ten years to prosecute these cases again.
The NAB’s prosecutor Chaudhry Riaz said the court indefinitely adjourned the cases in 2001 for Sharif brothers went abroad; however, these cases were restored in August 2007.
Prosecutor NAB said if the notices are not received, then, advertisement will tendered in newspaper for the accused.
Talking to media after the hearing, he said the stay order was meant for the federal government, not for the NAB.
Akram Sheikh submitted that the NAB can only request for the case; but, notices cannot be issued, as there is stay order by higher judiciary on Sharifs’ plea. SAMAA
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