ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Saturday issued written orders to stop the National Accountability Bureau from forming a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe into assets beyond means charges against PPP leader Khursheed Shah, suspending its notification for the move.
The written orders prepared by justice Amir Farooq and justice Ghulam Azam Qambrani.
On Friday, a two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Ghulam Azam Qambrani observed that an investigation officer could investigate the case if the anti-corruption watchdog wanted.
Shah was represented in the court by his fellow party member, Raza Rabbani.
Justice Farooq inquired as to whether or not NAB was authorised to form a JIT.
Rabbani maintained that there was no provision in the National Accountability Ordinance that permitted the anti-corruption body to ahead with the move.
The senior PPP leader added that Shah had been facing an inquiry since 2001.
He informed the court the NAB chairman had suggested shutting the case against Shah in 2012.