NAB seeks physical appearance of Shahzad Akbar in graft case

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday submitted comments to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a plea seeking PTI leader Shahzad Ali Akbar’s appearance in a NAB inquiry through a video link.  A division bench comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Arbab Tahir heard the case.

NAB in its comments stated that the physical appearance of the accused was necessary in criminal cases. The anti-corruption watchdog said that the attendance of Shehzad Akbar was necessary as it couldn’t record his statement through the video link.

The assistant attorney general prayed the court to grant some time as the comments of the Law Ministry were still awaited. At this, the court adjourned hearing of the case for a week. Separately, the IHC on Thursday disposed of a petition after the capital police registered an FIR against former MNA Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal for allegedly confiscating a building near Srinagar Highway.  Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir heard the case.

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