ISLAMABAD: Reiterating his desire for a transparent and across the board Accountability policy in NAB, the Chairman has decided to constitute a fresh Combined Investigative Team (CIT) in cases which may have been already partly decided in the Accountability Court in Rawalpindi/Islamabad. The CIT will look afresh into all aspects of the cases so as to prosecute vigorously.
In a senior level meeting at NAB Headquarters today, Chairman NAB Chaudhry Qamar Zaman stated that NAB will afford no favorites or personal loyalties. It will address each case on merit, irrespective of who might be the accused; their previous or present positions notwithstanding.
The Committee constituted by the Chairman to review cases that have been pending for more than three years, has been directed to accelerate its work and put up recommendations to the EBM for an early decision.
Court notice, on another high profile case, from the Lahore High Court (LHC) received on October 29, 2013 was immediately attended to. It was decided that, due to unavailability of the concerned Deputy Prosecutor General Accountability, because of a family tragedy, who had been deputed from NAB (HQ) to pursue this case in LHC, a senior lawyer was detailed to represent NAB, so that there is no delay in the proceedings.
A plea has also been filed with the Sindh High Court against its judgment regarding another high profile case. The appeal filed by NAB relates to constitutional procedures as NAB’s contention is that the prerogatives to open, close, investigate, and pursue any case rests with Chairman NAB.
Chairman decided that irrespective of the appeal filed in Sindh High Court (SHC) on a constitutional matter it should in no way impede NAB from pursuing a case against any individual against whom evidence of wrong doing is available.
The case will be reviewed by the DG of the Region and put up to Chairman who will treat his recommendations on merit alone.