Tag: Nab

SC summons NAB courts presiding officers on 11th

LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) monitoring judge on Friday called a meeting of all presiding officers of accountability courts of Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar at the SC Building, Islamabad on December 11. Progress of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO)-related National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases pending in accountability courts would be discussed in the meeting.
According to sources, attitude of judges having close relations with NRO beneficiaries would

Awan’s plan to manage NAB fizzles out

ISLAMABAD: Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Babar Awan's maneuvers to mange the accountability courts through amendment in the NAB Ordinance, and acquire the NAB chairman's powers to transfer cases from one court to another, have failed, as the government decided to withdraw the controversial law after the Supreme Court objected to the procedure adopted in the exercise.
Attorney General Anwarul Haq had told the apex court on Thursday that the government had decided to

SC expresses reservations over NAB Ordinance records

ISLAMABAD: Reservations were expressed over the date on which the summary advising the President to promulgate the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance 2010 was issued from the Prime Minister office to the Presidency by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
"It appears that the letter written by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to the President Asif Ali Zardari to approve and sign the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance, 2010 was tampered with," the Chief Justice

NAB growing increasingly dormant under Deedar

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), under its new chairman Justice (r) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah, who was appointed on October 8, has yet to prepare even a single reference to be filed against any person or institution on corruption charges.
Although a number of cases of corruption, embezzlement and misuse of authority to plunder the national exchequer had surfaced during the last three years, no action has yet been taken by the new NAB chief, reflecting lack of

NAB a tool to exonerate ‘friends’ or hunt ‘foes’?

ISLAMABAD: Contrary to its claim of abolishing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the government, under a new strategy, has decided to sharpen its teeth to either victimise some 'foes" and exonerate some "friends" from corruption charges, Pakistan Today has learnt reliably.
Well-placed sources said on Thursday that the idea, a brainchild of a leading minister, has been given a nod by the President's House and the appointment of the new chairman of the NAB was part of this

Govt cannot nab corrupt officials: Ahsan Iqbal

Grilling the government for its inability to nab the corrupt officials, PML-N Secretary Information Ahsan Iqbal, on Wednesday said that the government did not establish any accountability department to watch over corrupt politicians under the government's wings.
Addressing a press conference on the Transparency International report, Ahsan Iqbal said that due to the corrupt practices of the government, Pakistan had jumped eight steps in the most corrupt nations

SC directs AGP to submit govt’s view on amended NAB ordinance

A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench on Tuesday directed the attorney general of Pakistan (AGP) to present the government's written point of view over the promulgation of the National Accountability Bureau (Amendment) Ordinance, 2010.
The bench comprising Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, was hearing two petitions challenging the National Accountability (Amendment) Bureau Ordinance, 2010, promulgated by

SC takes up petitions against NAB chief tomorrow

The Supreme Court will on Monday take up identical petitions challenging the appointment of Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.
A three-member SC bench consisting of Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will hear the petitions by Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan and Shahid Orakzai.
The petitioners named the federation through its Law and

Muhammad Mansoor Khan handed over to NAB

LAHORE: An accountability court handed over Muhammad Mansoor Khan to the National Accountability Bureau on physical remand till Nov 3.
NAB had arrested the accused on Tuesday from the accountability courts when he came there to attend the proceeding of another reference. The accused was the director of Cash Gold (Pvt) Ltd.
He has been charged with the embezzlement of 16.6 million rupees. According to a NAB official, Muhammad Mansoor used to invest the money of others on the

Inefficiencies, victimization a decade-old NAB habit

During the last ten years, five accountability courts in Lahore dismissed 105 cases on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on the basis of lack of evidence against the accused. This track record shows serious defects in the procedure of collection of evidence adopted by NAB courts.
Sources said that most references filed by NAB in the last ten years had no legal grounds and were filed only to serve as tools of political victimization. An example of this is