NAB officer investigating Rental Power case found dead

Published: January 18, 2013

Police was called to investigate his suicide. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: A member of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) investigative team inspecting the Rental Power Plants (RPP) cases was found dead in his room on Friday, sources familiar with the development told The Express Tribune.

Investigative officer, Kamran Faisal, was residing in room no. 1 of Federal Lodges in Islamabad.

The deceased, assistant Director of NAB’s Rawalpindi chapter, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself to the ceiling fan.

Immediately after the incident took place, NAB Chairman Fasih Bokhari, Inspector General of Islamabad Police Bani Amin and other officials of NAB and police reached the Federal Lodges and declared it to be a case of suicide, based on initial investigations.

However, the real facts can only be unearthed after postmortem is done and medical report is issued.

Faisal was a father of three, including a daughter. He belonged to Mian Channu in Punjab.

He had assisted Deputy Director of NAB’s Rawalpindi chapter, Asghar Khan, in the inquest of RPP case.

Sources said that Faisal was under pressure for some weeks because he and Khan had been suspended by the NAB when they forwarded the investigation report through Director General NAB Rawalpindi Col (retd) Subah Sadiq.

The report was sent for approval from Bokhari for filing references against Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and 15 others named in the investigation before the Accountability Court in Rawalpindi.

The NAB had also suspended Sadiq and attached him with NAB Headquarters in Islamabad. Sadiq has been replaced by DG NAB Lahore Khursheed Anwar Bhinder.

The officials had been removed from the investigation of the RPP cases by Bokhari, saying that the Supreme Court of Pakistan was happy with their performance in the case.

More than 20 officials of NAB from Punjab while talking to The Express Tribune alleged that it was murder which was being framed as suicide, because the roof window of Faisal’s room was ajar when the police went there for investigation.

Case background

Earlier last year, the court directed NAB  to proceed against all government functionaries involved, including the ministers for water and power during whose tenure the RPP were approved or set up, and the minister and finance secretary holding charge when down payment for RPP was increased from 7% to 14%.

Liaquat Jatoi and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf were water and power ministers in 2006 and 2008, respectively, while Shaukat Tareen was the finance minister in 2008, when down payment was increased.

Of the 19 RPP deals signed initially, only nine were allowed to function after a damning Asian Development Bank evaluation report. Subsequently, six of those nine RPP were discontinued.

Reader Comments (66)

  • Saad
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:43PM

    How was this ruled out as suicide? I am sure no sane person would believe that.

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  • hamdani
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:48PM

    extremely sab. these govt people wont let honest and sincere person live.
    we need new faces.

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  • junaid Aslam
    Jan 18, 2013 - 12:48PM

    it,s very sad…Government is involved in this matter..

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  • Me
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:24PM

    What a coincidence!

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  • Em
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:26PM

    This is absolutely devastating.

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  • EK
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:30PM

    What Drama is going on in Pakistan ?Recommend

  • Salman
    Jan 18, 2013 - 1:38PM

    Lies. PPP will eventually take the country to the non-existent state. No one really cares about Pakistan

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  • Mubarak Khan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:24PM

    Suicide without any investigation of foul play. How convenient. Is there a limit to corruption in Pakistan? Will the corrupt ever pay? Is there any justice left for anybody?

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  • True Indian
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:31PM

    @EK:
    Pakistan in itself is a joke…It seems they are not serious about living i n this world

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  • Shahid
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:36PM

    Standard procedure of the present rulers, eliminate evidence. How long will they get away with this, maybe from humans, but from God?? wait till their own children are taken away and then will be called suicide. just wait and see the ways of God’s punishment. These cruel tyrants are not more powerful than the Czars of Russia or the Pharoahs of Egypt, and in some cases bones were not even found. So, let this be handled by God, and sit back with patience and watch the show of God’s punishment unfold.

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  • CB
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:38PM

    SCP should take stern action now! it should not delay this case anymore as pressure from higer up’s has already taken one officers life! really sad & angry! May Allah bless his sould, ameen.

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  • Zaffar Naqvi
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:41PM

    I think its premature to give any verdict over this.The case must be investigated impartially.

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  • observer
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:44PM

    CJP should order to investigate the case under supereme court observation

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 2:51PM

    At least democracy was saved, which is the sole domain of the PPP as they have copyrighted the term since its inception. Rule of law? ’tis but a small matter.

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  • Faiz
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:52PM

    Yeh right suicide, even a 12 year old knows this can’t be suicide this is too obvious.

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  • Aijaz Haider
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:53PM

    This is incredible and suspicious – detailed investigations are required.

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  • AmericanMuse
    Jan 18, 2013 - 2:53PM

    Suicide? That’s a good one!

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  • asim
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:06PM

    Qadri come back and bring real revolution

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  • Angry Citizen
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:07PM

    It can never be a suicide, somebody must have killed him and then hanged him with the fan

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  • Sarah
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:09PM

    This is Murder.

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  • waqas
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:10PM

    Is it also shaheeed e jamhuriyat.

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  • Ali Hassan Bokhari
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:21PM

    please correct the reasons given for their removal “supreme court was not happy with their performance” you have erroneously mentioned “supreme court is happy with their performance”

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  • Just another shia
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:37PM

    ssshhhh ….. no one should even think about any “conspiracy theory” …. huh

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  • Shane15xee
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:40PM

    Supreme Court should order a inquiry commission. No Federal Institute will do fair investigation.

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  • frustrated
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:44PM

    Ya r8…Its Called True Democracy….Killing the person who exposes corrupt People…

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  • Parvez
    Jan 18, 2013 - 3:47PM

    Call it a suicide………..but someone has blood on his head.
    The question is does that someone have a conscience or an iota of shame ?

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 4:22PM

    May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace. It is very unfortunate that in high profile cases government officials fall prey to the powerful predators.. This reminds me the tragic fate of
    Sub Inspector Sail who was on duty near the residence of Murtaza Bhutto on the day he was assassinated. A few months later, the same police Sub Inspector was found dead in his bedroom. The death was caused by pistol bullets.

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  • Truth Teller
    Jan 18, 2013 - 4:25PM

    Sad! Story of Pakistan. All Pakistani political parties out to destroy all honest people from Pakistan.

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  • Z.Khan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 4:35PM

    Unfortunately our nation consists of more paper tigers than actual tigers. So is the fate. Deceased got this end as he was actual tiger. Also a message for other NAB officials, involved in RPP case, who still pose to be actual tigers, immeidately to become paper tigers only, failing which, same fate can be for all. It is said God brings the leaders on the nation according to the traits and character of the nation. So why to repent. First bring reformation in the nation then expect good leaders.

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  • Sehr
    Jan 18, 2013 - 4:48PM

    This was not a suicide everyone knows that. Raja Rental & co. all should be hanged publicly. There is no decency left, no honesty. No one can make an honest living in Pakistan, its the land of the corrupt and ruthlessly selfish. All the people on the top disgust me. They are killing and shedding our blood for their selfish monetary reasons. Revolution is the only way to get rid of them. We have to get rid of these diseased people.The NRO was the death of this country. They are killing the hope and honesty out of us. Bloody looters, plunderers, murderers and theives… they have mentally raped us and raped the wealth of this land. I feel so sorry for this man’s family his daughter his wife, what did they do to deserve this fate? Nothing.. they are the real victims of this brutality..

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  • iLiberal
    Jan 18, 2013 - 5:28PM

    So this is the sort of democrats the likes of Aasma Jehangir and Ayesha Siddiqa want to rule Pakistan? Another 5 years with this lot? Thanks but no thanks, I’ll be happy with military rule.

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  • SK5
    Jan 18, 2013 - 5:31PM

    @Caramelized_Onion:
    Yes democracy built by the PPP based on 20% of the nations vote. Even some of those votes were fake lol

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  • Ali
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:08PM

    If this is the real face of democracy, we don’t need it.

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  • Narsing Rao
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:19PM

    @Shahid: Seriously, Sir, I think it is time that people realized that there is nothing like God or Karma. These were devices invented in the past to ensure that people lead a moral life, but evidence shows that they don’t work. Indeed there is no way to demonstrate that there is any “divine law” that actually works. The only way the world can become a better place is when humans take responsibility for their own actions and show concern for other human beings and the environment.

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  • Anonymous
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:30PM

    These power lovers hav made mess with the pakistan…Recommend

  • Muhammad Ramzan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:53PM

    It’s a murder… Even if he hanged himself.

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  • Turbo Lover
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:54PM

    Something is fishy, something is.

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  • Muhammad Ramzan
    Jan 18, 2013 - 6:59PM

    It’s a murder.. Even if he hanged himself.Recommend

  • PakSurzameen
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:14PM

    Sorry for the death of a brave officer. Did this man left a hand written will and nominate the President to be Assistant Director NAB?

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  • Haque Ki Awaz
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:42PM

    @ Narsing Rao
    Existence of God is reality but the political mafia consider that there is no God and they are not answerable to anyone, so they are doing as to get maximum materialistic benefits but they have only given some time to maximize their sins.

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  • Mika
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:50PM

    A win for demoncracy.

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  • Em
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:54PM

    Why do so many people have to die? I thought we had enough blood spilt in 1947 to get Pakistan. Lekin phir ye kya hai?
    AIR KITNI QURBAANI CHAHIYE? KITNA KHOON CHAHIYE?

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  • Logic. Europe m
    Jan 18, 2013 - 7:59PM

    CJP is responsible for putting too much pressre on NAEB to somehow make a false case against PM He wanted the officer to make false documents so an FIR should be lidged agains him

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  • sad
    Jan 18, 2013 - 8:29PM

    Democracy is the best revenge

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  • Jan 18, 2013 - 8:45PM

    Excluding PTI all other parties want to win election by hock or crook.these parties have to plans how to make pakistan better.

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  • Fawad
    Jan 18, 2013 - 8:46PM

    I’m sure it’s a murder that pretend as a suicide.

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  • rish
    Jan 18, 2013 - 8:56PM

    All in wanna say is dat ” they really dont care… more honest people may not b any more”

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  • Calypso
    Jan 18, 2013 - 8:56PM

    @True Indian:
    Mend your own ways first before guiding others! Give your women some dignity and ensure their safety if YOU want to live in this world.

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  • M.Saeed
    Jan 18, 2013 - 9:01PM

    As a rule in such matters, every suicide without an authentic suicide-note, is suspecious. Therefore, police and nab authorities should have followed the rule and have not given their observations capable of making the ivestigations difficult. If the big-boss gives his pointing-finger, subordinates are bound to take the given direction.

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  • M.Saeed
    Jan 18, 2013 - 9:03PM

    As a rule in suicide cases, every suicide without an authentic suicide-note left behind is suspecious. Therefore, police and nab authorities should have followed the rule and have not given their observations capable of making the ivestigations difficult. If the big-boss gives his pointing-finger, subordinates are bound to take the given direction.

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  • Umar
    Jan 18, 2013 - 9:11PM

    I don’t like pakistani policy but one man who is honest is only Imran khan! He can bringe the change in Pakistan and others are criminals and robbers. May Allah purnish them all.Amin . . . . Subhan’allah ek inshaan koo khataam kar diia hain. Ek muslim ki jaan all ke lie bohut kimthy hoti hain is ke bawarjut ke mekka thuuud jaya tho all ko farak nahin bartha lekin jaab ek muslim man mar jatha hain do Allah ko farak bartha hain.

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  • duo
    Jan 18, 2013 - 9:37PM

    Nothing will transpire. We have not even traced the guy who murdered a PM candidate!

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  • Ali
    Jan 18, 2013 - 9:44PM

    Good bye democracy!

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  • shahid
    Jan 18, 2013 - 10:37PM

    @Narsing Rao: You are very right Narsing, but people don’t like to face the truth” dil ko bahlane ke le Yah khail Acha ha” Religion is the biggest prank played on man kind.

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  • Jehangir
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:11PM

    @True Indian: Clean your own house man. India is a big joke as well. Extreme corruption, lying and minority oppression is the way of daily life there. Be it a politician or regular person, every one is corrupt to maximum capacity from top to bottom. Go laugh at your situation and stop paying attention on others.

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  • iTroll
    Jan 18, 2013 - 11:50PM

    @Calypso: Seems like “true indian” was not aware of the fact that women in Pakistan enjoy most dignity compared to anywhere else in the world. Examples: Malala, Rinki Kumari and so on..
    @Jehangir: But still India is more stable in all aspects, people are more safe, no Karachi killings, no daily bomb blasts, much better economy than Pakistan. Dont worry we Indians are not in such a mess and we have enough time to think about our problems and yours. and… we are very happy to know about your problems.

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  • Saif
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:00AM

    Well i suppose the supreme court should now realize that the skies have fallen mysteriously since the investigation officer has said to have killed himself!
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  • Najam
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:09AM

    Pakistani prime minister charged in the Rental case and suddenly an investigation officer found dead.. Even a fool knows what is happening.

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jan 19, 2013 - 12:13AM

    Antidemocratic forces are behind this murder, why, because there was too much pressure from these elements. Report thus filed in the SC did not carry the wishes of our CJ. Thorough investigation will surely reveal the whole story behind this incident.

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  • dukhi
    Jan 19, 2013 - 1:34AM

    i feel myself guilty to be ruled in the regime of bullshits

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  • Tariq Haider
    Jan 19, 2013 - 11:03AM

    He was investigating a mega crime, in which accused are powerful persons, including a sitting prime minister, who known for his criminal activities. This story of suicide must be investigated fully to the satisfaction of the parents of deceased.

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  • Manzoor
    Jan 20, 2013 - 1:14AM

    Absolutely devastating, this will be happening over and over again,
    until Mozairy’s and Slaves will be electing Vadiray’s and Jagirdar’s

    Reject them and you will succeed, of course we have to scarify

    PPP , MLN and NAP all are corrupt not to forget the fox Maulana Fazal-ul-Rahman

    Hope the nation would understand. We want peaceful Pakistan

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  • aqs
    Jan 20, 2013 - 7:14AM

    @Sehr:

    i like your views. now its time to reply.
    aqadir.shaikh@hotmail.com

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  • aqs
    Jan 20, 2013 - 7:20AM

    @Tariq Haider:

    No you are wrong.

    not parents but through double EE i-e eye and ear.

    this letter comes at No.5 in alphabet

    so if we double the number answers will come 10

    and 1+0= is 1

    ie Chief Justice of Pakistan

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  • Feb 4, 2013 - 12:52PM

    Makafat e Amal will also take place in their lives who done this messive act against a real man.

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