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Press release from Anti-Corruption Tribunal

LAHORE - August 11: In reference to a request made through an email by Mr. Badar Alam, counsel of Mr. Khalid Latif wherein he stated that he is challenging the orders of the learned Single Judge of the Honourable Lahore High Court (LHC), passed in Writ Petition No 12745/17 and ICA No 650/2017, passed by the Division Bench of the LHC as well as the order of this Tribunal dated August 1, 2017, before the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan. Mr. Badar Alam has therefore made a request that he be given two weeks for filing Final Written Arguments.

The Tribunal has carefully perused the email and is of the considered opinion that in the last order dated August 1, 2017, Mr. Khalid Latif was directed to file Final Written Arguments by August 9, 2017.  This direction has not been complied with. We therefore are left with no option but to proceed under the PCB Code for the Participants and Reserve the Judgment for Announcement within 30 days as of today.

However, in the interest of justice, equity and fair play, we permit the Participant, Mr. Khalid Latif to file, Final Written Arguments as expeditiously as possible, but not later than August 22, 2017, in case, the needful is not done within the stipulated time, the Tribunal will announce judgment in terms of the record available.