Lahore The Lahore High Court’s two-member bench, comprising Justice Ali Baqir Najafi and Justice Rahil Kamran, has rejected the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeal as inadmissible, preventing the arrest of PTI’s president Pervez Elahi in any case.
The Lahore High Court heard NAB’s appeal. The NAB had contended in the inter-court appeal that the decision of the single bench was contrary to facts, and only a two-member bench has the authority to hear NAB cases. The single bench had restrained authorities from arresting Pervez Elahi in any case.
The NAB had requested that the court declare the single bench’s decision null and void and stay it until the final decision on the appeal. However, the Lahore High Court rejected the appeal.
The two-member bench of the Lahore High Court upheld the single bench’s decision, stating that NAB does not have a special directive regarding the arrest of Pervez Elahi in any case, and no specific instructions were issued in the single bench’s decision. Therefore, NAB’s appeal was deemed inadmissible.
On the other hand, a local court has reserved its decision regarding Pervez Elahi’s physical remand, as the anti-corruption authorities have requested physical remand in two cases.
In a separate development, the Special Central Court Lahore has requested a report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning the issuance of notices to Monis Elahi and Jabran Khan regarding money laundering charges in a case related to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Justice Abdul Sattar Langah of the Special Central Court heard the FIA’s case. In the previous hearing, the court had issued notices to Monis Elahi and Jabran Khan through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The FIA has filed a money laundering case.
Later, the court adjourned the proceedings until September 28.