SC takes notice of Asad Munir's suicide note, seeks reply from NAB

The retired brigadier, who passed away last week, had urged the CJP to take notice of NAB's conduct

Hasnaat Mailk March 21, 2019
Brigadier (Retd) Asad Munir.

ISLAMABAD: Chief Jusitce Asif Saeed Khosa has taken notice of the suicide note left behind by retired Pakistan army brigadier and intelligence officer Asad Munir and sought reply from National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal in the matter.

The development came on Wednesday after the suicide letter was received by the Supreme Court Registrar Office.

Whose war are we fighting?

Munir passed away on March 15. He left behind a note, lamenting disrespectful treatment meted out by the NAB. “With one exception, all other investigating officers in my case were incompetent, rude, arrogant, untrained; knew little about the working of the department they were investigating,” he wrote.

The retired army officer said the case against him was based on audit paragraphs. He urged the chief justice to take notice of the anti-graft watchdog officials’ conduct “so that other government officials are not convicted for the crimes they had not committed.”

“A reference has been filed by the NAB against me in a case of restoration of a plot back in 2008. I did not restore the plot, it was restored by the chairman; I had recommended the restoration as I was convinced that it was as per the Capital Development Authority Restoration Policy 2007.”

Collective wisdom of a nuclear state

Munir said his name was placed on the Exit Control List for three months in November 2017 by the interior ministry citing an FIR in which he was not even nominated. He said had filed a review appeal addressed to the interior secretary but received no response. “My name still remains on the ECL after more than a year.”

“I am giving my life in the hope that you, the honorable chief justice, will bring positive changes in the system where incompetent people are playing with the life and honour of citizen in the name of accountability.”

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