ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday while giving clarification has stated that the anti-graft watchdog is not responsible for the missing 300 pages in fake bank accounts case.
“No reference has been filed yet in the Accountability Court regarding Fake accounts case. NAB is implementing on the apex court orders,” said NAB in a statement issued on Monday.
NAB said that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had shifted Fake Bank Accounts case from banking court Karachi to Accountability court Islamabad.
The statement has advised the media to take NAB’s narrative before telecasting any news.”Media should evade such type of speculations,” reads a statement.
It must be noted that banking court’s verdict of shifting the Fake bank accounts case has been challenged in SHC by arrested suspects and Omni Group owners Anwer Majeed and Ghani Majeed.
Their counsel Mr Jamshed filed both petitions in the high court.
It is likely that Sindh High Court will hear on all filed petitions on Tuesday (today).
Earlier in the month, former president Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur’s counsel Farooq Hamid Naek filed a petition in SHC against banking court’s decision of moving the case to Rawalpindi.
“The banking court has shifted money laundering case to Islamabad. This case cannot be moved to Islamabad since it is beyond National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) range of authority”, the petition stated.
“It is not a corruption case. Moving it to another province other than Sindh is illegal. Therefore, banking court’s decision of shifting the case to another city should be outlawed”, the petition added.