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Fake Bank Accounts Case: NAB submits progress report in Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday submitted a progress report pertaining to the fake bank accounts case in the Supreme Court (SC).

 

The report relayed that four more investigation teams were created to probe the money laundering case. “A secretariat has been established at the anti-graft watchdog’s old office for investigation.”

 

It added that Director General NAB Rawalpindi, Irfan Mangi, will be heading the newly formed probe teams. “Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal will monitor the case himself.”

 

The submitted report concluded that the anti-corruption agency will obey the SC orders.

 

Earlier, during the day, Sindh government filed a review petition in the top court pertaining to the same case.

 

The plea requested court to review paragraph 29-35 in the verdict announced on Jan 7 that ordered the removal of Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah from the exit control list.

 

“Shifting the hearing of fake bank accounts case to Islamabad will create problems,” read the petition. “This will create hindrance in conducting a transparent trial.”

 

It added that all the inquiry records pertaining to the case should be handed over to National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Karachi division. “Further inquiries into the case should be carried out in Karachi.”

 

The submitted petition concluded that, “if a NAB reference is prepared then it should be submitted in Karachi.”

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