The Lahore Accountability Court on Monday has approved to close two references against Chaudhary Brothers about assets beyond means case.
Court agreed on the closure of inquiry against 12 family members including Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Chaudhry Monis Elahi and Chaudhry Shafi Hussain.
NAB Lahore had approached the accountability court to close the inquiry against Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chaudhry Salik Hussain and Chaudhry Shafay Hussain.
According to NAB Prosecutor Asadullah Khan, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and his sons were being investigated in the case of assets beyond means.
According to NAB Prosecutor Asadullah Khan, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and his sons were being investigated for assets more than their income.
“No evidence was found against Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and his sons in the assets case during the inspection”, the prosecutor added.
According to the NAB prosecutor, three different inquiries against the Chaudhry brothers were pending in the NAB. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, as the Federal Minister of Revenue, was accused of making assets beyond his income. Chaudhry Pervez Elahi as Speaker Punjab Assembly was accused of making assets over income.
Earlier, an investigation was launched on April 12, 2000, against Chaudhry Shujaat and Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and others.
Inquiries were moved to NAB Lahore on March 11, 2015.
On January 19, 2021, the NAB Chairman had approved the closure of inquiries against the Chaudhry brothers.