ISLAMABAD  - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday directed a petitioner to remove registrar office’s objections over the petition seeking court’s directions for bringing back the illegally transferred money from Pakistan to Swiss Banks.

Chief Justice of IHC Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi issued these directions while hearing the constitutional petition of Muahammad Akram Advocate who cited finance secretary and secretary foreign affairs as respondents.

The petitioner stated that in a written statement on May 9, 2014 in National Assembly, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that $200 billion were illegally transferred from Pakistan to Swiss banks and the government was taking measures to bring it back. However, he added that government has yet failed to bring that money back. The petitioner pleaded before the court to pass such orders which highlights the names of persons involved in this corrupt practice.

He further requested to direct foreign ministry and federation of Pakistan through secretary finance to take all possible masseurs to bring back state’s money.

CJ Anwar Kasi heard the petition along with the objections and issued the abovementioned directions. After removal of objections, the court will fix the matter again for further proceedings.