SC for action against officials who got flee Tauqir Sadiq
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.