NICL scam: SC orders action against NAB chairman

Court also orders NAB to investigate PPP Amin Fahim, Nargis Sethi for their alleged involvement in the scam.

Web Desk November 22, 2013
File photo of NAB Chairman Chaudhry Qamar Zaman. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has ordered to file a case against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry for creating hurdles in the investigation of the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) corruption case, Express News reported on Friday.

The NICL scandal involves purchase of real estate on inflated rates. Zaman had sent a controversial memo to then establishment secretary Abdul Rauf on the progress of billions of rupees NICL scam, even though he was not authorised to do so.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, while announcing the final verdict on the NICL case, made the decision to hand over investigations to NAB.

The court also ordered NAB to recover Mohsin Habib Warraich, Amin Qasim Dada and Khalid Anwar Khan from abroad and take them into custody.

The NAB will also investigate Pakistan Peoples Party's Makhdoom Amin Fahim, former principal secretary to the prime minister Nargis Sethi, former establishment division secretary Ismail Qureshi and Salman Ghani - who are all suspected to be involved in illegal appointment.

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voil | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Comically ironic that the nation's top corruption watchdog's chief is himself implicated in a massive corruption scandal. Disgrace!

Dr. AH | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

SC is right in his action. As long as Zardari and Nawaz are there, corruption will not go away. These 2 are the biggest looter of Pakistan. They protect each other. The elections were rigged in a very unique Fashion. Dr. Qadri and Imran Khan were all along right- sad but true. Only revolution can get rid of Zardari and Nawaz Sharif according to Dr. Qadri and --- Neutral and free judiciary is not enough in Pakistan if no one is there to implement the verdicts. God save Pakistan! We still have some hope that things will get better.

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