LAHORE: Supreme Court has been moved against closure of money laundering reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar by National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The petitioner stated that corruption cases against Dar were closed by NAB, requesting the apex court to seek the record of the cases.
The minister approached NAB officials five times to terminate cases from 2001 to 2016 filed against him, the petitioner claimed.
The petitioner also demanded to form Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to unveil the illegal understanding between Dar and NAB. He further demanded that Finance Minister should be held ineligible to hold his office and his name should be included in Exit Control List (ECL) till the JIT announced its verdict.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the National Accountability Bureau has clarified that investigation against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, pending for more than fifteen years, was conducted strictly in accordance with law and procedure.
Responding to a statement of PTI leader Imran Khan, the Bureau said in a statement that successive investigation teams and prosecution authorities have repeatedly recommended its closure for want of prosecutable evidence.
NAB said it is unfortunate that uninformed and politically motivated opinions are being splashed across media. It also stressed that no such case is pending before any Court.