NAB: From one controversy to a different

ISLAMABAD: When the Supreme Courtroom summoned Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry concerning the unlawful appointments within the bureau, on Monday, Nationwide Accountability Bureau as soon as once more made it into headlines for all of the unsuitable causes.

Whereas, NAB Deputy Chairman Imtiaz Tajwar, towards whom graft circumstances are underneath investigation, has been despatched on depart on Thursday.

The troubles of NAB are usually not new, as, in the course of the Panamagate listening to, Justice Khosa led 5- member bench grilled the NAB prosecutor basic and Chaudhry over their failure to file an attraction towards Lahore Excessive Courtroom choice in notorious Hudaibiya Paper Mills case again in 2014.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed went to the extent of remarking that NAB had died earlier than the bench, whereas Justice Khosa additionally confirmed critical reservations about NAB powers to behave towards corrupt practices.

Additional down the highway, again in 2015, NAB submitted to Supreme Courtroom an inventory of 150 mega corruption circumstances towards bigwigs like Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, former President Asif Ali Zardari, former Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujjat Hussain, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, former Ambassador Hussain Haqqani, and others that have been underneath investigation.

Apparently, within the two years which have handed, barely any progress has been made within the circumstances.

However it was the acceptance of plea cut price value billion of rupees with provincial Finance Secretary Mushtaq Raisani that opened floodgates of criticism for the organisation.

Whereas, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani in his open letter, final 12 months, proposed new federal fee for accountability be made underneath one authority, one regulation placing an finish to all different parallel boards for accountability, the rising disenchantment by all quarters is making the continued existential disaster for NAB worse.

‘NAB has proved itself to be a toothless, spineless entity of late. The previous efficiency of the watchdog coupled with the current scenario has given rise to the potential for a restructuring’.

‘Many issues lie on the Panamagate verdict as many observers are predicting very robust remarks on the NAB and its chairman’s efficiency’.

‘It’s about time that restructuring of the organisation start or else the rot gained’t go away,’ stated former choose and Supreme Courtroom Advocate Majid Bashir whereas speaking to Pakistan As we speak.

Nationwide Accountability Bureau got here into being in 1999 and works underneath Nationwide Accountability Ordinance, 1999. The principle perform of the organisation is to detect, examine and prosecute white-collar crime and goals to rid the nation of corruption.


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