Court reserves verdict on legal status of Chiniot mines reference.

LAHORE -- An accountability court on Monday reserved verdict on an application filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MPA Sibtain Khan about legal status of the Chiniot mines and minerals reference.

Accountability Court Judge Sajid Ali conducted the case proceedings, wherein Sibtain Khan and other accused appeared and got their attendance marked.

A counsel on behalf of Sibtain Khan submitted that the approval of the prosecutor general had not been sought before filing the reference, which was a mandatory requirement as per the NAB amended ordinance. He pleaded with the court for returning the reference as it had been filed without fulfilling legal requirements.

However, a prosecutor on behalf of National Accountability Bureau opposed the plea, saying that all legal requirements were fulfilled.

Subsequently, the court, after hearing detailed arguments of the parties, reserved verdict on the application.

Besides Sibtain Khan, Salman Ghani...

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