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IHC declares Nab notices to Imran Khan, wife as unlawful

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ruled on Saturday that the National Accountability Court (NAB)’s notices to PTI chairman Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi in the Toshakhana issue were illegal.

Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi have contested the NAB summons in the Toshakhana investigation.

The judgment was announced by an IHC division bench consisting of Chief Justice Aamir Farooque and Justice Babar Sattar.

“The first notices issued by the NAB to Imran Khan and his spouse are unlawful,” the panel ruled.

The high court had already summoned the NAB in connection with notifications served on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi in the Toshakhana case.

Bushra Bibi argued in her high court challenge to the NAB call-up notifications that the court should declare the NAB call-up notices invalid and that the inquiry should be banned from making amendments to the investigation until the final judgment.

After the Election Commission of Pakistan banned PTI chief for making “false statements and incorrect declarations,” the Toshakhana issue has become a flashpoint in national politics.

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