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January 24, 2020

AC seeks reply from NAB on Pervaiz Ashraf’s plea

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January 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court (AC) on Thursday sought reply from National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the acquittal plea of ex-premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

To get the benefit from the amendments in NAB law, former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf filed his acquittal plea in Accountability Court (AC) in Rental Power reference against him.

AC-II Judge Azam Khan conducted hearing on a plea filed by Pervaiz Ashraf seeking his acquittal under NAB Amendment Ordinance 2019.

NAB prosecutor Usman Masood and petitioner’s counsel Arshad Tabraiz appeared before the court. In his petition Pervaiz Ashraf has requested the court that he should be acquitted from the references pertaining to Reshma Rental Power Project and Gulf Rental Power Project under the new amendments in NAB law. The court issued notices to NAB and sought reply against the petition till February 20.