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Nawaz Sharif, Yusuf Gilani and Asif Zardari’s legal battles reignited after SC verdict


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ISLAMABAD: The mega corruption cases against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ex-President Yusuf Raza Gilani, and Asif Ali Zardari reinstated, including the investigation into the acquisition of cars through illicit means in the Toshakhana case, ARY News reported on Thursday.

Following the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s verdict to strike down amendments made to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the accountability bureau has re-opened 80 corruption cases valued at billions of rupees.

According to the details, the Toshakhana case is also re-opened against former PM Nawaz Sharif, ex-President Asif Ali Zardari and Yusuf Raza Gilani for allegedly taking vehicles.

The fake bank account case against Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is resumed, meanwhile, the case of rental power reference against Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and LNG case against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is also restored.

The re-opened cases primarily refers to the inclusion of NAB references of assets beyond means against former Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and ex-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

According to the sources, NAB penned down a letter to the registrar of the accountability court regarding re-open the 80 references.

Following the Supreme Court verdict regarding NAB’s Amendment, these references are now in the process to sent back to the courts for proceedings, meanwhile, in the span of next one or two days, all the cases will be transferred to the Accountability Courts.

It is pertinent to mention here that after the supreme court verdict a special meeting was held in Islamabad where it was decided to revive these references.

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