After the NAB amendments were declared null and void, over 400 cases against political and bureaucratic big guns have been restored including former president Asif Ali Zardari, six former prime ministers, MPs, and bureaucrats.
In light of the Supreme Court’s decision, the current Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar Haq Kakar also came on the NAB radar once again. NAB cases of former 14 chief ministers, 78 ministers, and 114 officers have been re-opened.
Over 450 ex-MPs, serving and retired officers once again came under the radar of anti-graft watchdog. A total of 1809 references, investigations, inquiries, and complaints will be processed now, that were closed under the former NAB Law amendments made by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
Toshakhana references against former President Asif Ali Zardari, and former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Yusuf Raza Gilani have also been restored.
The rental power case against the former speaker of the National Assembly Raja Parvez Ashraf and the LNG case against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be returned back to the NAB court.
Ashiana Housing case against former chief minister and prime minister Shahbaz Sharif will be returned to the NAB court on the SCP orders.
The cases of Abdul Ghani Majeed, Anwar Majeed, and Shaukat Tareen of Omni Group will also be heard in the NAB Court.
NAB Quetta had started an inquiry against Anwar Haq Kakar and his son in 2020. Both are accused of corruption by Voice of Balochistan NGO.
The cases of former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, Zafar Gondal, Nawab Aslam Raisani, Lashkari Raisani, Arbab Alamgir, Asma Arbab Alamgir and Sher Azam Wazir have also been revived.
The cases of former Member of National Assembly (NA) Farzana Raja, and former Speaker of Punjab assembly Sabtain Khan have also been restored. The case against Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz will also be reopened.