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SC declines NAB plea to position Shahbaz Sharif on ECL

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SC declines NAB plea to place Shahbaz Sharif on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday has declined a plea filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) searching for to position PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif’s identify on the Exit Control List (ECL).

A two-member bench comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Munib Akhtar heard the plea difficult the Lahore High Court resolution to take away Shahbaz’s identify from the listing.

“The suspect is under judicial custody,” noticed Justice Alam.

When Justice Akhtar questioned NAB prosecutor Jahanzaib Bharwana if he had learn the seven-bench resolution in Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s case 4 days in the past, the latter responded in unfavourable. “If you had read it, you wouldn’t file this appeal,” famous the choose.

Justice Akhtar famous that NAB’s transfer to limit Shahbaz’s travels was pointless on the time when the case was being heard by the LHC. To which, the NAB prosecutor mentioned the investigation has progressed since then.

Justice Alam noticed that the apex court docket was sure to overview the circumstances when the excessive court docket eliminated the PML-N chief’s identify from the no-fly listing.

NAB counsel mentioned the authority needed to position Shahbaz on ECL in property past means case. “His name surfaced in suspicious transactions,” he alleged. “He is also involved in money laundering.”

Bharwana knowledgeable the bench that many instances suspects go away the nation if their names should not positioned on the ECL. “Six suspects have already fled the country in different cases.”

Justice Akhtar noticed that the apex court docket has already outlined anti-money laundering legal guidelines in Justice Isa judgment. “Why don’t you read the judgment before coming to court?”

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