While hearing the money laundering and fake bank accounts case on Monday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to remove Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah's names from the Exit Control List (ECL).
The chief justice also ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to initiate an inquiry into the case.
A three-judge bench headed by the chief justice and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Faisal Arab forwarded the case to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and ordered it to initiate a fresh inquiry into the case in light of the joint investigation team (JIT) report.
Ordering NAB to complete the investigation within two months, the chief justice remarked, "The accountability watchdog can probe Bilawal and CM Shah independently. If after the investigations a reference can be formed, then it should be filed."