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NAB Approaches AC Seeking Permission To End Inquiry Against Pervez Elahi

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday approached an accountability court seeking its permission to shelve a graft inquiry against PML-Q leader and Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi.

The corruption watchdog stated that the PML-Q leader along with others was accused of making illegal appointments on grade-16 posts during his stint as the local government minister of Punjab.

Two accused named in the inquiry, Javed Qureshi and Mushir Alam, have died while half the recruited people have retired from their services, the application said, adding the then chief minister of Punjab had relaxed the relevant rules for these appointments on 16-grad posts.

Arguing that the key accused have already died, the bureau requested the court to allow it to close the inquiry.