Pakistan’s anti-corruption body has decided to reopen corruption cases against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and several other leaders including former President Zardari. This decision has been taken after the decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in which it had rejected the recent amendment in the anti-corruption law. Shehbaz Sharif government had made this reshuffle to call Nawaz Sharif back to his country. In this, cases worth more than Rs 50 crore were taken from ANB. But the Supreme Court changed the politics in one stroke. The special thing is that the call for general elections has started in Pakistan. The Lower House of the National Assembly has been dissolved. It is necessary to hold elections within 90 days.
Opening of the case means the beginning of the process of leaders going to jail. Nawaz Sharif came out of jail to London after using many tricks. He is scheduled to return to Pakistan. But in such a situation, there are more chances of him not coming. The National Accountability Bureau (ANB) has handed over a list of corruption cases to special courts, a report said. They have been asked to reopen those cases which involve an amount of less than Rs 50 crore.
The special thing is that the Supreme Court has taken the decision to reject the amendment in the anti-corruption law on the petition of Imran Khan. But Imran Khan is also included among the leaders against whom there is talk of opening a case. Apart from the Sharif brothers, names of former President Asif Ali Zardari, Yousuf Raza Gilani, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Shaukat Ajit, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are also included in this list. In his petition, Imran had challenged the amendments made in the accountability laws of the government of former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
With the reinstatement of the old law, cases against many senior leaders have been reopened. Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to return to Pakistan on October 21. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif is returning from London after four years. He is trying to make his power felt again in Pakistani politics but now he will have to face court proceedings in the Toshakhana case.
In 2020, the court declared him a criminal in the Toshakhana case. 68-year-old Zardari and 71-year-old Geelani are also accused in the same case. Imran Khan was recently sentenced to three years in prison in the Toshakhana case. However, after pressure from former Chief Justice of Pakistan Omar Ata Bandial, Islamabad High Court released him on bail. Imran was arrested by Pakistan Police in another case as soon as he came out of jail.