Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): An accountability court on Tuesday accepted the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) plea, seeking to close an inquiry against PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi due to lack of evidence.
During today's proceedings, the investigation officer (IO) presented the findings of the inquiry in court and said that no evidence could be found to suggest that the Chaudhry brothers were involved in the purchase of the land.
Both brothers had been accused of causing losses to the state exchequer by influencing Lahore Development Authority (LDA) officials to exempt more than 21 kanals of land, and 28 plots measuring 10 marlas each, in a private housing society.
In 2000, the anti-graft body launched an inquiry into the matter and found that the two allegedly purchased the pieces of land through their frontmen Mirza Aslam Baig and Mohammad Nawaz.
NAB IO had concluded the inquiry with a note that the investigation should be discontinued.