ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): An Accountability Court (AC) on Thursday returned a reference to NAB against Ali Riaz Malik pertaining to the construction of Bahria Icon Tower on the land of Bagh Ibne Qasim in Karachi.

The court declared the reference as non-maintainable after the amendments in NAB Ordinance. The reference had also named former DG Parks Karachi Liaqat Qaimkhani, Senator Yousaf Baloch, Ghulam Arif, and others as accused. The two accused had challenged the maintainability of the case after the fresh amendments in the NAB. The court stated in its verdict that this case didn’t fall in the jurisdiction of the accountability court and it should be shifted to the relevant forum. It may be mentioned here that the reference had been pending with the accountability court for the last three years and around three accused were nominated in it.

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