NAB demoralized over SC verdict in Arsalan Iftikhar case


The Supreme Court’s verdict, barring the National Accountability Bureau from investigating Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s son Arsalan Iftikhar, has left the premier investigation agency of the country demoralized and its entire staff perturbed.
“Two of our former chairmen falling prey to the apex court’s orders had already dented the morale of the essential accountability organization,” well-placed sources told Online on condition of anonymity. The sources were referring to the resignation of former NAB chairman Naveed Ahsan and eviction of his successor Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah both “due to the SC’s disliking”. “Now the withdrawal of the Arsalan Iftikhar inquiry, which the Supreme Court itself had assigned to the NAB through the attorney general, has left its entire hierarchy stunned,” the sources added.