Islamabad, 4th January: Senate Deputy Chairperson Saleem Mandviwalla has called for the accountability for the NAB officials.
Saleem Mandviwalla said that assets belonging to the National Accountability Bureau’s personnel should also be scrutinised because ‘everyone is accountable and no one is above the law.’
While addressing the Senate’s session on Monday, Mandviwalla pointed out that NAB has turned into an institution which is beyond anyone’s control, therefore, the Senate and the Parliament should seek a solution to end this misuse of power.
Mandviwalla claimed that whenever the country’s anti-graft watchdog decides to launch an investigation into anyone’s businesses, it first releases the information to media outlets to defame people and initiates the probe later.
“I have received more than a hundred complaints against the NAB, all in written form,” he said. “Many federal secretaries also called me to say that they do not wish to work with NAB anymore.”
Saleem Mandviwalla also said that many people have died while they were in the bureau’s custody.
“I have had meetings with the families of those who passed away in NAB’s custody and I will meet them again. People who have been imprisoned are writing letters to me to help them get justice,” he said.
Mandviwalla also informed that the former Controller General of Accounts Khurram Humayun committed suicide after telling his family and friends that he was really upset after NAB filed a corruption case against him.
He also revealed that PPP senator Sherry Rehman’s ex-husband was forced by NAB to record a statement under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure with reference to section 145 of Evidence Act.
Mandviwalla today stressed in the session, saying, “Is NAB above the law? I suggest there should be an investigation into the assets of NAB’s personnel. Their degrees and domiciles should also be checked.”
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