Khawaja Asif caused loss of not a single penny to national exchequer: LHC

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In a written verdict issued in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader and former foreign minister Khawaja Asif’s bail application case, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday said it was a fact that Asif had not caused a loss of a single penny to the national exchequer.

However, in 18-page verdict, Justice Aalia Neelam and Justice Shahbaz Ali Rizvi wrote that the allegation of accumulating assets beyond known sources of income against the PML-N leader merited ‘inquiry’.

The verdict reads that despite the fact that NAB prosecutor had told the court that reference against Asif would be sent to NAB chairman for further action in the case, reference had not been filed against him till this date.

Furthermore, it reads that the representative of EMCO, Dubai wanted to come to Pakistan in connection with the case, but the NAB’s investigation officer (IO) did not include him in the investigation.—INP

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