Choose Shaikh Sajjad Ahmed issued on Friday a written order after listening to Asif’s petition for the exemption. The courtroom introduced aid for Khawaja Asif on Thursday.
Friday’s written order emphasised the rapid must file the reference.
The courtroom ordered that the NAB’s particular prosecutor should present up to date info to the officer investigating Asif’s belongings that, the accountability physique claims, have been collected by cash earned past means.
The accountability courtroom has mentioned that NAB had not filed any reference towards Asif and and not using a reference courtroom proceedings have been resulting in nowhere. It mentioned Asif could be summoned as soon as the NAB filed a reference.
Pending a reference from the NAB, the file towards Asif could be consigned to the report room.
Earlier, the NAB prosecutor had opposed the exemption in the course of the courtroom listening to on Thursday, saying the accused was below a authorized obligation to seem earlier than the courtroom until a proper judgment is made.
Asif’s lawyer responded by saying that that was precisely what his shopper had sought: that they had been asking for an exemption till the reference is filed.
Expenses In opposition to Khawaja Asif
The NAB had arrested Khawaja Asif in December 2020 from Islamabad. Nonetheless, the Lahore Excessive Courtroom launched him on bail in June 2021.
Former Protection Minister Khawaja Asif faces 4 fees of wrongdoing together with hiding his true supply of revenue and accumulating belongings past means. The NAB claims his belongings grew from Rs51m in 1991 to Rs222m in 2018.
Earlier than the 2018 common elections, the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom had disqualified him for holding an Iqama, however the Supreme Courtroom quashed the judgment, permitting him to run for public workplace.