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Court reserves plea on Swedish businessman’s complaint against NAB

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday reserved a verdict on plea of a Swedish businessman, operating a firm in Pakistan, over inclusion of his name in the Exit Control List (ECL) on recommendation of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), ARY News reported.

The case was heard by Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Aamer Farooq.

The lawyer representing Dan Anderson said article 25-A of the NAB ordinance doesn’t apply on a private company.

He said his client’s firm disclosed its annual profit through a report but the chairman NAB wanted to have all figures calculated again.

Read: NAB taking efforts for a corruption free Pakistan, says Javed Iqbal

The NAB’s lawyer said it had rejected the profit figures and wanted to calculate on its own. However, the complainant’s lawyer said the NAB would keep rejecting their company profit figures ‘calling them incorrect’.

Justice Aamer Farooq said the NAB would re-calculate the figures through papers.

The complainant said the NAB raided his company and seized all documents, “still they say the profit calculation was wrong,” he told the court.

He also requested that his name should also be struck off the ECL. The court, after hearing arguments from both the sides, reserved its decision on the plea.

In a recent statement, chairman National Accountability Bureau Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal had said that the anti-corruption watchdog taking utmost efforts for a Pakistan, free of corruption.

He also dispelled the impression that the accountability bureau was incapable of investigating the while collar crimes.

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