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SC issues contempt notice to NAB chairman over letter to Zardari

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued contempt of court notice to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Fasih Bokhari over a letter written to President Asif Ali Zardari, a private TV channel reported.

The apex court was hearing Rental Power Projects (RPP) implementation case where the letter was presented for review.

In it’s order, the apex court stated that the letter could be the basis for the civil or executive to take unconstitutional steps, adding that the system was working according to the constitution.

Apex court has also summoned Bokhari before court on Feb 14.

On Wednesday, a three-member SC bench had summoned a certified copy of the letter written by Bokhari to the president.

On the other hand, Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek said earlier today that the president has sought legal advice over the letter.

Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament House, the minister said that if NAB chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari has directly submitted his resignation in the letter, then President Zardari would take action.

He further said the ministry was examining all legal aspects of the letter especially with regard to whether it contains a resignation.

In a letter dated Jan 27 and dispatched from the chairman’s home address in Chak Shahzad Farms, Park Road, Bokhari had directly accused members of the superior judiciary of trying to influence the outcome of the coming general election.

Addressing his appointing authority, the president, Bokhari cast serious doubts over the role of the Supreme Court which he said “could be seen as pre-poll rigging”.

The letter was released to the media on Monday.

NAB spokesman Zafar Iqbal confirmed the contents of the letter which he said had been formally delivered to the president’s secretariat.



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10 Comments

  1. Shahid said:

    Chairman Nab is 100% right. They guy called Iftikhar Chaudhry is ruining judiciary and the concept of justice.

    • Ajaz Haque said:

      Yeah yeah yeah, the CJ and the Supreme Court should let the crooks get away with billions of rupees corruption while Chairman NAB is deliberately taking no action and seems to be in the pocket of PPP.

  2. Akbar said:

    The actions of the superior Judiciary and in this case of the Chief Justice of Pakistan are appropriate and i fully support. There is no other way to deal with this criminal enterprise than to take it head on. Well done.

  3. Shahzad said:

    The job of our SC is to issue Contemp notices, forget about justice to the common people of this nation.

  4. Chaudhry Boota said:

    Chief Justice is chief opposition leader…his all judgements are against this government…his credibility is ZERO.

  5. Baber said:

    So is teh Governments… in fact, Zardari and Malik and even Bokhari's credibilities are below ZERO if possible. You muppet.

  6. Anynymous said:

    So is the Government's credibility. Zero. So is the ECP's credibility. Zero. And President Kanjr-dari's credibility is not in human terms anymore.

  7. derawal39 said:

    The way contempt notices are flying each day, very soon 99.99% of Pakistan's population would under contempt. Its about time the honourable court did some thing positive & productive rather than massaging its ego.

  8. shahzad said:

    SC is not gaining any respect by issuing these notices. They've not punished so far any enemy of this state or criminals and only wasting their time to gain cheap publicity.

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