Fake accounts case: Suspect approaches IHC for pre-arrest bail

Published: May 4, 2019
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Islamabad High Court. PHOTO COURTESY: IHC WEBSITE

Islamabad High Court. PHOTO COURTESY: IHC WEBSITE

ISLAMABAD                      : Suspect in the mega money laundering case Shoaib Malik on Saturday appealed to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to secure pre-arrest bail.

Advocate Shah Khawar lodged the petition in the high court. He argued that that the petitioner had not been involved in any transactions pertaining to the fake bank accounts case.

The petition further outlined that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi had summoned Malik on April 22 and that the anti-graft body’s call-up notice is ‘illegal’.

NAB files first reference in fake accounts case

On the occasion, Malik’s counsel Khawar maintained that his client was willing to extend every possible support to the country’s top watchdog.

The petition was also sent to the NAB chairman, deputy director and director-general.

On April 4, the NAB filed first interim reference in the fake bank accounts case, nominating nine accused for misuse of authority and illegal allotment of amenity plots in Karachi. The anti-corruption watchdog’s prosecutors submitted the reference to an accountability court in Islamabad. The accused included eight senior government officials and director of a private company.

 

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