LAHORE - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday informed the Lahore High Court that the PML-Q leaders including Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Punjab Assembly

Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi committed money laundering besides accumulating illegal assets.

 

The anti-graft authority submitted the reply in connection with a joint petition of the Chaudhry brothers challenging three 20-year-old inquiries against them by the anti-corruption body.

 

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday filed a reply in the Lahore High Court (LHC) to the petitions filed by PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Speaker Punjab Assembly, challenging three NAB inquiries against them.

NAB, in its 9-page reply, pleaded the court to dismiss the petitions as the investigations were being conducted in accordance with the law.

The Chaudhry brothers had challenged NAB investigations into charges of misuse of authority, willful default and assets beyond means against them. They submitted that the Bureau had launched investigations against them on above said charges in 2000. They submitted that the Bureau had failed to find an iota of evidence against them during the past 19 years. They submitted that it was learnt that the investigation officer and regional board recommended closure of the investigation in 2017 and 2018 but it was not closed.