LHC adjourns Chaudhry brothers' petition against NAB chairman till May 11
LHC adjourns Chaudhry brothers' petition against NAB chairman till May 11.
LAHORE (Dunya News) – The petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Husain and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman has been adjourned till May 11.
Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem of the Lahore High Court (LHC) headed the two-member bench which conducted hearing on Chaudhry brothers’ petition on Thursday (today). Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi appeared before the court.
The court directed NAB chairman and other parties in the case to submit reply till May 11 and postponed the hearing.
Chaudhry brothers had Wednesday moved the LHC against the NAB chairman’s authority and alleged that the anti-corruption watchdog is involved in political engineering.
The petition maintained, “NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has reopened 19-year-old assets beyond means case against us in which the anti-graft body failed to prove anything earlier.
“The NAB chairman does not have authority to reopen a 19-year-old case. We belong to a political family are being politically victimized. The court should declare the NAB chairman’s step as illegal.”