The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) has determined to shelve a pending inquiry in opposition to PML-Quaid leaders Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain over lack of proof, NAB Prosecutor Waris Ali Janjua confirmed on Friday.
NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal allowed withdrawing the inquiries pertaining to very large losses to the nationwide exchequer after the watchdog’s Lahore chapter advisable the identical.
Subsequently, NAB authorities filed an utility earlier than the accountability courtroom to formally shelve the inquiries, Janjua confirmed to DawnNewsTV.
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Each the PML-Q leaders have been going through reference over allegedly inflicting loss to the state exchequer by influencing the Lahore Growth Authority (LDA) officers to exempt greater than 21 Kanal of land and 28 plots measuring 10 marlas every in a personal housing society.
In 2000, the bureau had launched a probe into the matter and located that the 2 allegedly bought the items of land via their entrance males Mirza Aslam Baig and Mohammad Nawaz.
Surprisingly, the authorities did not make a breakthrough within the case for nearly the following one-and-half decade. Until 2017, the inquiry was transferred to half-a-dozen investigators however to no avail. Lastly, on Nov 13, 2017, the inquiry was transferred to Waqarul Haq, a NAB investigation officer, who concluded the investigation on a word that it must be closed.
In the meantime, each the political leaders had appeared earlier than the NAB authorities just a few occasions in 2017 and 2018.
In the course of the investigations, the accountability watchdog discovered that the individuals who had been talked about as “entrance males” have been “workers” of Chaudhry brothers they usually had bought the plots for themselves. The reference talked about that Mirza Aslam Baig had used the residential handle of Chaudhry brothers whereas buying the plots.
The NAB authorities, in accordance with the watchdog, couldn’t discover any concrete “proof, documented or oral”.