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Notice issued to Interior Ministry, NAB head

Notice issued to Interior Ministry, NAB head

LAHORE – A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday issued notice to the Interior Ministry and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman on a petition challenging Rana Zahid Mehmood’s appointment as Punjab NAB director general (DG).
The bench comprising Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain and Justice Ahmad Farooq Sheikh issued notice to the attorney general , Punjab advocate general, Federal Investigation Agency and the police inspector general (IG) for

LHC to hear petition challenging NAB Punjab DG’s appointment

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Tuesday will hear a petition challenging appointment of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab Director General (DG) Rana Zahid Mehmood. On Monday, the LHC chief justice (CJ) directed the petitioner’s counsel Azhar Siddique to file a new petition along with Zahid’s appointment notification and other necessary documents.
The bench consisting of Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar and Justice Sheikh Ahmed Farooq heard the petition.

NAB arrests fraudulent police officers

LAHORE – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested seven people on Monday for fraudulent withdrawal of money from Punjab Accountant General Office (AGO) masquerading as officials of district police and patrolling police. A case was registered in Anarkali Police Station against Uzair Asghar on the application of Punjab AGO Accounts Officer Muhammad Khalid Farooq that three payments worth Rs 15, 232,042 were transferred to the accused’s account by falsely showing him as police

Acting NAB DG’s appointment challenged in LHC

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday challenging the appointment of Acting National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab Director General (DG) Rana Zahid Mehmood, terming it a violation of the Supreme Court’s (SC) judgement.
Shah Faisal Farooq filed the petition through his counsel Azhar Siddique submitting that Zahid, a former LHC judge, was appointed on contract as acting NAB Punjab DG by violating the rules after the SC removed him from the

President proposes Deedar Shah as NAB head

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari has proposed to reappoint Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as National Accountability Bureau chairman and sought the opinion of the prime minister as Leader of the House and the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, through two separate letters as part of the consultative process mandatory for such appointment.
Spokesman to the President Farhatullah Babar said Nisar’s opinion has been sought through a letter

SC sends NAB chief packing, govt decides he’ll stay

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday declared the appointment of Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman illegal and ultra vires and directed him to relinquish his charge with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the government has sought legal consultation from the Law Ministry for reappointing Justice (r) Shah. A well-placed source informed Pakistan Today that in view of the apex court’s verdict, the government is mulling on a proposal to

LHC warns NAB judges for poor performance

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued warning on Thursday to all presiding officers of accountability courts in Punjab over poor performance. The court warned Ali Hassan Rizvi, Ahmad Nawaz Ranjha, Mian Subah Sadiq Wattoo, Falak Sher Farooqa, Mian Muhammad Younas, Muhammad Tariq Abbasi, Wamiq Javaid , Syed Najam-ul-Hassan Najam and Abdul Haque. Earlier, the chief Justice expressed his displeasure over the judges’ explanations to the court. CJLHC Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry had expressed

PAC orders NAB to speed up cases

ISLAMABAD – Expressing concern over the slow speed with which corruption cases were being disposed of by accountability courts, the monitoring and implementation committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday to take the help of the attorney general to speed up the process.
The committee passed the orders when NAB Additional Director Abdul Hafeez informed it that NAB had moved a reference of Rs 1.7 billion against

PAC orders NAB

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The NAB official told the committee that NAB was unable to take any action against the culprits because the case was pending since 2002 in the accountability court in Karachi. The committee’s convener Yasmeen Rehman told Defence Production Ministry Secretary Israr Ghumman to make arrangements for a quicker trial of the case in the accountability court, but the secretary said the ministry had no legal right. “As NAB moved the case in 2002, its prosecutor

NAB files reference against two former DCs

LAHORE – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab on Monday filed a reference in an accountability court against two former deputy commissioners, two former assistant commissioners and a deputy tehsil nazim along with two others over charges of illegal allotment of 1,240 kanal state land. The reference has been filed against former Bahawalnagar deputy commissioner (DC) Saeed Zafar, former Bahawalnagar deputy commissioner Khalid Bashir Tarar, former Fort Abbas assistant

SC disposes of pleas on NAB amended Ord

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed of petitions against the NAB Amendment Ordinance 2010, after it was told that the ordinance had lapsed and had no legal validity. A three member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing various petitions challenging the NAB Amendment Ordinance, 2010.

NAB takes notice of misappropriation in KP Forest Department

PESHAWAR – Taking serious notice of misappropriation in the Forest Department (FD), the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to explain their position on March 15, an official source informed Pakistan Today. He said that responding to numerous complaints by locals about the ruthless cutting of green trees in the Malakand and the Lower and Upper Hazara Forest Circles, the NAB has taken notice under the “Dry Standing

SC rebukes Law Ministry over NAB chairman’s appointment

ISLAMABAD – Hearing petitions against the appointment of Justice (r) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa of the Supreme Court (SC) remarked on Monday that it seemed as if the law ministry was unaware of the law under which the appointment of the NAB chairman was made.
A three-member bench comprising Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa was hearing identical petitions

Reply sought on closure of NAB references against politicians

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Monday sought a reply from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) within three weeks on a petition challenging closure of 60 references against politicians and bigwigs on directions of the NAB chairman.
The bench consisting of Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry and Justice Ahmad Farooq Sheikh issued the orders on a petition filed by Rana Ilmddin submitting that according to media reports, criminal references against various

NAB chairman’s appointment – Supreme court allows counsel to consult govt

ISLAMABAD – A four-member Supreme Court bench on Wednesday granted time to Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, counsel for the federal government, to consult his client over the issue of appointment of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman and inform the court today (Thursday).
The bench comprising Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa was hearing petitions moved by Leader of Opposition in the National

Ignoring plea bargain case – Court issues notice to PAC, NAB chairmen

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday issued notices to the chairmen of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and National Assembly’s Public Account Committee (PAC) besides Secretary Finance on a petition filed by a former president of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Bank.
Tahir Abbasi through his lawyer pleaded before a division bench, headed by Chief Justice IHC Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman, that the NAB had registered a reference against him in 2002, charging him of

Article 209 not applicable if NAB chairman’s appointment notice cancelled: SC

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court (SC), after hearing petitions against the appointment of Justice (r) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah as NAB chairman, has said that if notification of the chairman’s appointment is cancelled, Article 209 (judicial misconduct) would not be applicable.
A four-member bench, comprising of Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillanai, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, noted that consultation process, provided in section 6 of

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