LAHORE: A bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday ordered business multi-millionaire Mian Muhammad Mansha to sign up for the NAB investigation touching on cash laundering.
The courtroom disagreed with a plea of Mian Mansha to set aside the notices being issued through the NAB to the petitioner and additionally the inquiry proceedings towards him for being unlawful. The anti-graft watchdog served notices on Mian Muhammad Mansha and his son to appear earlier than the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in individual and file their statements.
NAB was probing the source of switch of finances to England to shop for a motel. Purportedly, Mr Mansha had sold a multi-billion dollar Saint James Hotel and Club in 2010 in London. The suggest of Mian Mansha questioned the jurisdiction of the NAB to provoke research against the petitioner below Section 19 of its ordinance. He stated that the situation of cash laundering did no longer fall in the jurisdiction of the NAB.
A NAB legal professional argued that the plea became untimely because the inquiry in opposition to the petitioner turned into on initial stage. Mian Mansha’s suggest pointed out that the NAB have been making arrests at some stage in the degree of inquiry. The NAB’s recommend stated the petitioner may want to secure bail earlier than arrest from the court if he had apprehensions of his arrest. The bench headed through Justice Malik Shahzad directed the petitioner to sign up for the inquiry. The bench additionally directed the NAB to report a written respond on the problem by March 25.