The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB), the director common of NAB, and the investigating officer have been named respondents within the functions.
Separate bail functions for every case had been submitted, outlining the request for bail till the completion of the trial and the issuance of a closing choice.
The applying asserts that the fees in opposition to him are ‘politically motivated’ and ‘rooted in animosity’. Imran in his petition, recollects the stance of former NAB Chairman Aftab Sultan, who, regardless of dealing with strain, had rejected the notion of making politically motivated circumstances.
The accountability court docket, following Imran’s arrest, declined to grant him bail in each circumstances. NAB, final yr, filed a reference in opposition to Imran and Bushra, accusing the couple of misusing the state’s present repository—Toshakhana.
Beforehand, PTI categorically dismissed the Toshakhana reference filed in opposition to the celebration’s founder. The previous ruling celebration described the case as “devoid of advantage” and “a concocted fabrication.”
Final week, the lawyer for the PTI founder cross-examined NAB’s principal witness, Imran Masih. The celebration on January 21 issued an announcement claiming that the reference now stands discredited following the witness’s assertion in court docket, deeming it to be with out basis.
In accordance with the PTI, Shehbaz Khosa, advocate for Imran , systematically dismantled your complete case in the course of the cross-examination of Masih. The celebration alleged that NAB relied on pictures of Toshakhana’s jewelry despatched to Masih, developing your complete case primarily based on the responses obtained from him.
The celebration asserted that Masih lacks any certification for the evaluation of bijou, together with the absence of familiarity with the abbreviation “IGI,” which pertains to the related certificates for diamond grading. Moreover, he doesn’t possess any official documentation for his institution, and even the proprietor stays oblivious to his id.
PTI emphasised that the witness did not furnish any written proof relating to market analysis and value determinations performed by jewelry institutions. Furthermore, the salesperson didn’t possess any letter from the corporate, authorising him for worth dedication and testimony in court docket.
The assertion underscored that the items scrutinized in NAB’s reference had not undergone machine examination, relying solely on photographic proof. Notably, Imran Masih, in his report, recorded the load of diamonds in grams, whereas the usual metric for weighing diamonds is carats.