ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday dismissed applications of former federal ministers, Liaqat Ali Jatoi and Shoukat Tareen who sought permission to file review against the judgment on Rental Power Project case.
The application has no locus standi, so it is dismissed, Chief Justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ordered.
A three member bench headed by Chief Justice conducted proceedings of applications of former Minister for Finance, Shoukat Tareen and Minister for Water and Power, Liaqat Ali Jatoi and asked them to appear before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for explaining their position. The court cannot intervene in matters of NAB, the court observed.
The Bench also observed that it did not name the said ministers in RPP judgement as they were not party in the case.
Hamid Khan, Counsel for Shoukat Tareen apprised the bench that after the detailed judgement of RRPs, NAB is probing his client, although he was not involved in the scam.
He sought permission of the court to file review against the said judgement.
Muhammad Afzal Siddui counsel for Liaqat Jatoi adopted the same stance before the court.
However, the Justice Khiliji remarked "Directions were made against the originator of RPPs project not against your clients".
Proceedings of RPPs case continued two years but no body came to explain position, he maintained.