ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday challenged the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) order of transferring Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references against former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family to another court in Supreme Court.
On August 7, a two-member bench of the IHC, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, ordered transfer of the cases from the court of Accountability Judge-I Muhammad Bashir to Accountability Court II.
NAB moved the Supreme Court against the IHC’s decision and made the former premier and Judge Muhammad Bashir respondents.
In its petition, NAB stated that after the judgment in Avenfield reference the two remaining cases were under trial and IHC’s order for transfer of the remaining two cases cannot be maintained.
NAB is an affected party of IHC’s decision and Judge Muhammad Bashir should be allowed to continue hearing the two remaining cases against Nawaz and his family, the petition further said.—INP