The Lahore High Court (LHC) has on Thursday adjourned Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s petitions against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman’s authority for an indefinite time.
A bench headed by Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem conducted hearing of the case. Chaudhry brothers’ counsel did not appear before the court due to novel coronavirus.
It is pertinent here to mention that president of the LHC Bar had requested the court to adjourn hearing of the case after two persons from Amjad Pervaiz’s office contracted COVID-19.
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi had earlier moved the LHC against the NAB chairman’s authority and alleged that the anti-corruption watchdog involved in political engineering.
Chaudhry brothers through different petitions submitted that the Bureau had launched investigations against them on the charges of misuse of authority, willful default, and assets beyond means in 2000 and failed to find an iota of evidence against them during the past 19 years.
They submitted that it learned that the investigation officer and regional board had recommended closure of the investigation in 2017-2018 but not closed. Chaudhry Brothers further submitted that the NAB chairman had on February 14, 2019 ordered bifurcation and re-investigation of matter. They contended that the investigations and subsequent proceedings illegal, and pleaded with the court to set aside them.