NAB not fol­low­ing right pol­icy to tackle cor­rup­tion: SC

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—The Supreme Court of Pak­istan re­serv­ing the judg­ment over bail ap­pli­ca­tions of ac­cused of cor­rup­tion in Work­ers Wel­fare Fund, has told the Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau that in or­der to suc­cess­fully con-front cor­rup­tion in Pak­istan, the bureau will have to change its pol­icy.

Three-mem­ber SC bench com­pris­ing Jus­tice Mushir Alam, Jus­tice Dost Muham­mad Khan and Jus­tice Sar­dar Tariq Ma­sood Khan heard the bail ap­pli­ca­tions. Chair­man Nab Qa­maru Zam­man Chaudhry him­self ap­peared on court no­tices.

Jus­tice Dost Muham­mad Khan ob­served that Work­ers Wel­fare Board has com­mit­tee a da­coity on the rights of poor peo­ple of the coun­try by em­bez­zle­ment in Worker Wel­fare Fund and Nab has not taken any ac­tion against Bank of­fi­cials in­volved in cor­rup­tion.

The court ad­vised Nab chief to ap­point a joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion team, adding that it (Nab) wants to root out the bil­lions of ru­pees cor­rup­tion that it should take ser­vices of le­gal ex­perts. Ear­lier, a court re­jected NAB’s pe­ti­tion to grant phys­i­cal re­mand of for­mer ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tor in a cor­rup­tion case.—SABAH

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