Monday, September 26, 2022

SC endorsed PPP stance with ruling on ECL case: Murtaza


KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption Establishment Barrister Murtaza Wahab said the Supreme Court had seconded the Pakistan Peoples Party’s stance during the hearing of the case regarding the Exit Control List (ECL) on Monday, ARY News reported.

Murtaza Wahab said it had been established by the court verdict that the cases against Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah were false.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has directed to strike off the names of Bilawal, Murad Ali Shah and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s counsel Farooq H Naek from the ECL and the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report pertaining to the fake bank accounts case.

The adviser to the Sindh CM on information said you could pressurize the JIT, but the judiciary was independent.

“The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) can give recommendations but the decision has to be taken by the autonomous judiciary,” he said adding that hopefully false cases would not be forged from now onwards, even if they did the PPP would fight them,” he added.

He elucidated that you needed a simple majority to remove a chief minister, prime minister or even a mayor from his post.

Murtaza Wahab also apprised that the Sindh government had given approval for amending Local Government Act 27.


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