Chairman NAB’s intra-court appeal adjourned till April 11

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of intra-court appeal filed by Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in contempt of court case against him till April 11.

A five-member larger bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed the hearing of intra-court appeal of Chairman NAB in contempt of court case.

During the course of proceeding, Sardar Latif Khosa, counsel for Chairman NAB submitted details to the court and maintained the stance before the bench that Arslan Iftikhar would also have to appear as witness if the Chairman NAB would be tried.

The petitioner’s lawyer said that the court had directed the NAB to probe into the Arslan Iftikhar case but the son of the Chief Justice had expressed his lack of confidence on the NAB.

He further stated that the contempt of court law did not exist in the country however, a court’s verdict was there which could be followed.

He argued that according to the law, the Chief Justice should have detached himself from the hearing of the case against Chairman NAB and added that no court could interfere in the investigation of the NAB.

Khosa said that the President had the authority to appoint NAB Chief and the correspondence between the President and NAB chief enjoyed legal protection.

Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that according to law of the land, the judge who takes notice on contempt of court, he should shift the case to another bench.

Later, the court adjourned further hearing till April 11 due to NAB chief’s appearance in another bench.