SHC annoyed over NAB for initiating inquiry on complaint of a political worker
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday showed strong anger at National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over initiating investigation against Zafar Ali Laghari, a former federal minister on the complaint of a political activist affiliated with the ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Hearing a case against the former minister in connection with assets beyond known sources of income, SHC Judge Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh asked the NAB that who was the complainant in the case.
The NAB officials apprised the court that they had initiated investigations against Zafar Ali Laghari on the complaint of a PTI activist.
Expressing annoyance, the judge summoned the NAB director at rostrum and asked that was it the NAB’s merit? He asked that why he had lodged a politically motivated case and added that such cases were causing defamation for the NAB.
The court asked that was being an activist of PTI, merit for NAB to initiate investigation against anyone? The court directed NAB to initiate an inquiry against the complainant in the case and submit its report within two weeks.
The court also granted the former minister exemption from appearance in the court. It is pertinent to mention here that the former minister was brought to the court on wheelchair due to his old age and ailment.