NAB chairman facing contempt plea in missing person case: report


ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), who is also heading the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (or the missing person commission) is facing a contempt of court petition for being unable to comply with the order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), reports a private media outlet.

On May 11, 2017, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of the IHC directed the commission to provide the relevant record of proceedings in the case of one missing person, Khalid Mehmood.

The petition was filed by Sakina Begum through her counsel Maulana Wajihullah seeking contempt of court proceedings against retired Justice Javed Iqbal as well as Fareed Ahmed Khan, the secretary of the commission, for not submitting the report on time.

The petition stated that on March 21, 2015, about 20 officials wearing military and police uniforms trespassed into the petitioner’s residence in the Ferozepur area of Rawalpindi and abducted Mehmood.