NAB challenges IHC verdict to transfer of cases against Sharifs

Former PM Nawaz Sharif.Former PM Nawaz Sharif.

Former PM Nawaz Sharif.

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday challenged an Islamabad High Court (IHC) judgment, allowing two of its references against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif to be transferred to another accountability court.

Accountability prosecutor-general filed a petition in the Supreme Court on behalf of the NAB chairman against the August 7 IHC order.

Questioning the maintainability of the petition for the transfer of references, the petition contended that in view of the apex court’s Panama Papers judgment through which a monitoring judge had been appointed to oversee the proceedings, reasonable apprehensions of all parties concerned have largely been alleviated.

NAB appointed Ahmad Nawaz advocate for filing separate petitions against the transfer of NAB’s Al-Azizia, Hill Metal Establishment, Flagship and other companies’ references from the court of Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir to the

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