- Khawaja Asif’s bail software verdict issued by Lahore Excessive Courtroom.
- Asif was arrested on December 29, 2020. He filed a bail software on March 27, 2021.
- Courtroom guidelines that it was a recognised proven fact that Khawaja Asif didn’t hurt the nationwide exchequer.
LAHORE: The Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) issued its judgement on the bail software of PML-N chief Khawaja Asif on Wednesday.
Two weeks in the past, the LHC had granted bail to the PML-N chief in a case towards him filed by NAB which accuses him of cash laundering and proudly owning belongings past identified sources of revenue.
On Wednesday, a two-member bench of the LHC comprising Justice Aalia Neelam handed the 18-page judgment.
The courtroom’s choice learn that the investigating officer’s report reveals that investigation towards Asif is ongoing. The NAB prosecutor mentioned that the reference towards Khawaja Asif ought to be despatched to the NAB chairperson, the judgment mentioned.
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The 18-page judgment mentioned that the allegation of belongings in extra of revenue towards Asif is beneath investigation. No reference has been filed towards the PML-N chief so far.
In line with the choice, a consultant of UAE-based Worldwide Mechanical and Electrical Firm (IMECO) wished to return to Pakistan. The investigating officer didn’t embody the consultant of the Dubai firm within the investigation, the judgement learn, including that Asif has declared his abroad revenue in his revenue tax returns.
The courtroom dominated that it was a recognised proven fact that Khawaja Asif didn’t hurt the nationwide exchequer.
NAB’s investigating officer didn’t confirm Asif’s abroad cash from 2004 to 2008 with the embassy, the courtroom mentioned.
PTI chief Usman Dar’s petition to the NAB has additionally been made a part of the written choice.
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Particulars of Asif’s revenue have been included within the written statements of the LHC.
Asif was arrested on December 29, 2020. He filed a bail software on March 27, 2021. The arguments on Asif’s bail software have been accomplished in three days.
Asif, in his bail plea, said that he was arrested by NAB on December 29 in a case alleging he owns belongings past identified sources of revenue and has engaged in cash laundering.
He instructed the courtroom that he has already submitted particulars sought by NAB and claimed that the anti-corruption watchdog has not shared any of the information turned in by him.
“The accountability court judge also observed that NAB has all relevant records,” Asif had mentioned.
He had mentioned that the Federal Board of Income and Election Fee of Pakistan even have information of the belongings owned by him.
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On December 29, NAB arrested the PML-N parliamentary chief within the Nationwide Meeting for allegedly proudly owning belongings past identified sources of revenue.
He was arrested after popping out of the residence of PML-N Common Secretary Ahsan Iqbal the place he attended a consultative assembly to determine whether or not or not the PML-N ought to contest the Senate election.