6. Plea of bargaining:- Contentions were that the plea of bargaining had been accepted by the Appellate Court contrary to the provisions of S. 25(a) of the NAB Ordinance; that no opportunity was given to the State Counsel for obtaining instructions from National Accountability Bureau and without calculating the liability of the accused in terms of money he had been ordered to be released subject to adjustment of some amount; that appeal had already been heard by High Court and judgment was reserved and it was not fixed for 10th April, 2002, when it was got enlisted for hearing to the State; that High Court to the extent of disqualification of the period of nine years and that the impugned judgment being ab initio void in the eye of law was not sustainable against which limitation would not run— Leave to appeal was granted, inter alia, to examine the said contentions subject to question of limitation to be decided at the time of hearing of the appeal

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