SC for ac­tion against of­fi­cials who got flee Tauqir Sadiq

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Supreme Court has called Di­rec­tor Gen­eral NAB in per­son and sought the report re­gard­ing fil­ing of ref­er­ence against the of­fi­cials re­spon­si­ble for send­ing Tauqir Sadiq, former DG OGRA, abroad.

The court re­sumed the hear­ing of the case re­gard­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of court de­ci­sion in OGRA em­bez­zle­ment case on Mon­day.

The DG Mid­dle East, Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs Nasar Ul­lah pre­sented report of the case in the court. He told the court that some de­vel­op­ments re­gard­ing bring­ing back Tauqeer Sadiq to the coun­try had been made on pre­vi­ous day. He said that the case should be taken up at For­eign Of­fice level

On which Jus­tice Jawad S. Khawaja asked him that FO has not men­tioned this point in its report. The step should be taken on state level and report be submitted in the court within 10 days. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion offi- cer NAB Waqas told the court that co ac­cused and the front man of Tauqir Sadiq, Salim Shahzad was ac­quit­ted in the case on surety bond . He said that out of 36 wit­nesses of the case , six gave ap­pli­ca­tions for pro­vid­ing them pro­tec­tion. The case was re­ferred to DG NAB but so far he did not take any ac­tion on it. The court also de­meaned the name of wit­nesses who re­quested for pro­tec­tion and di­rected DG NAB to ap­pear be­fore the court per­son­ally on next date of pro­ceed­ings.

An­other wit­ness of the case Syed Amir Hus­sain told the court that at the time of ar­rest of Salim Shahzad , there were ev­i­dence of the trans­ac­tion of Rs 20.27 mil­lion . He said that he had been threat­ened for de­tach­ing him­self from the case. Jus­tice Jawad S Khawaja said that the report of the For­eign Min­istry in­di­cates that Pak­istani Am­bas­sador in UAE is help­ing Tauqir Sadiq. The court ad­journed the hear­ing till 25 March.

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