Khawaja brothers bail: NAB decides to file review petition

Khawaja brothers bail: NAB decides to file review petition

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Islamabad: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday decided to submit a petition for review against the Supreme Court’s ruling granting bail for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique, which involved Paragon House Corruption case.

The source said that the legal guidance provided by the Supreme Court in this case will be fully implemented, and the anti-corruption agency will submit its recommendations to the Supreme Court in the Kawaja Brothers case.

The officials of the anti-corruption agency have reviewed the written judgment of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court clearly stated in paragraph 93 of the judgment that these opinions are provisional.

The Accountability Court in Lahore has issued confession evidence against the confessions of Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique.

In a detailed judgment issued on Monday, the Supreme Court had stated that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could not prove its control over Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique in Paragon.

In its 87-page written judgment in the corruption case against Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique against Paragon City, the Supreme Court pointed out that there is a discrepancy between the reference file and the investigation report.

The verdict pointed out that, unfortunately, 72 years have passed since the establishment of Pakistan, and 47 years have passed since the establishment of Pakistan’s constitution, but even today, people still have not obtained the rights granted by the constitution.

The Supreme Court pointed out that mocking the principles of democratic values, respect, tolerance, transparency and equality, while intolerance, nepotism, lying, bullying and self-promotion have become imperatives.

The Supreme Court pointed out that corruption has become deeply entrenched in Pakistani society, while egoism and self-righteousness have taken root in society.

In its judgment, the SC remarked that the accountability laws in the country were used as tools to change the loyalties of politicians, and for “splintering” and “fracturing” political parties.

When questioning the National Bank’s intervention in Paragon, the Supreme Court stated in its ruling that it was not clear why the anti-corruption supervisory agency filed a lawsuit in this case. The Supreme Court further asked whether the Radiocommunication Bureau received a complaint of undelivered land or what had emerged in the investigation.

The verdict further added that NAB’s method is not in the interest of the country, but it “has caused irreparable damage to the country, the country and society in a variety of ways”.

“The NAB Ordinance from its very inception became increasingly controversial, its image has come under cloud and there is a widespread perception of it being employed as a tool for oppression and victimization of political opponents by those in power,” the judgment read.

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