Nawaz Sharif, Yusuf Gilani and Asif Zardari’s legal battles reignited after SC verdict

Liaquat Ali

Islamabad: Corruption cases against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ex-PM Yusuf Raza Gilani, and former President Asif Ali Zardari have been reopened, including the investigation into the acquisition of cars through illicit means in the Toshakhana case.

Following the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s verdict to strike down amendments made to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the accountability bureau has re-opened 80 corruption cases valued at billions of rupees.

According to the details, the Toshakhana case is also re-opened against former PM Nawaz Sharif, ex-President Asif Ali Zardari and former PM Yusuf Raza Gilani.

The fake bank account case against Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is resumed, meanwhile, the case of rental power reference against Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and LNG case against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has also been restored.

The re-opened cases primarily refers to the inclusion of NAB references of assets beyond means against former Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and ex-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Following the Supreme Court verdict regarding NAB’s Amendment, these references are now in the process to sent back to the courts for proceedings. The cases will be transferred to the Accountability Courts later.