The Sindh High Court Asif Ali Zardari’s request to issue a stay order against a banking court’s decision allowing the National Accountability Bureau to transfer the fake accounts case to Rawalpindi.
A two-member bench comprising SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh and Justice Umar Sial heard a petition filed by Zardari and Faryal challenging the banking court’s ruling allowing NAB to transfer the fake accounts case to an accountability court in Rawalpindi.
Zardari’s counsel, Farooq H Naek, maintained that the transfer of the case contradicted a Supreme Court verdict passed in January this year.
NAB had “misinterpreted” the apex court’s decision on the fake accounts case. Naek argued, that the court did not order to transfer the case to Rawalpindi.
Moreover, The NAB chairman submitted the transfer request in the banking court after the Supreme Court had wrapped up the fake accounts case, the former president’s counsel told the bench.
Turning down Zardari’s request to issue a stay order against the banking court’s ruling, the SHC bench issued notices to the NAB prosecutor and director general of NAB Karachi office summoning a response from them within a week.
Finally, The court will take a decision on the matter after listening to all parties in the case.
The SHC bench also dismissed Naek’s request in a fact to summon the entire record of the case and adjourned the hearing till March 26.