Will you implement it?


Qaiser Zulfiqar April 29, 2010

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) whether or not they will implement the judgment of the court of December 16 on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

Meanwhile, the interior ministry fixed responsibility on additional secretary Tahir Sarfraz for concealing facts from the promotion board in the promotion process of Ahmed Riaz Sheikh, ex-FIA additional director-general in its report submitted to the five-member larger bench headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk. Deputy prosecutor general NAB Raja Amir also informed the bench that 400 gram gold has been recovered from Ahmed Riaz Sheikh and the property in his name as well as in the name of his family has also been confiscated. However two kilo gold and Rs20 million are yet to be recovered from him for which an application has been filed in the accountability court.

He told the bench that the ministry of interior has submitted its report regarding the promotion of Ahmad Riaz and responsibility has been fixed upon Tahir Sarfraz, the additional secretary, who is now posted in the petroleum ministry for concealing facts from the promotion board regarding the conviction of Ahmed Riaz in corruption cases. He submitted that Tahir Sarfraz filed an appeal to Prime Minster Yousaf Raza Gilani on the grounds that because the interior ministry and the establishment division had been issued contempt of court notices, so they – in an attempt to get rid of the problem – put the blame on him, upon which the PM constituted a neutral factfinding committee.

Its report is not out yet. Justice Raja Fayyaz while hearing the case expressed anger at deputy prosecutor general NAB Raja Amir for not implementing the judgment of the Supreme Court of December 16 on NRO. “Should we send notice to the Prime Minster to implement the NRO judgment? Why it’s not being implemented?” Justice Raja Fayyaz remarked. Raja Amir submitted that the judgment is being implemented and the NAB honours the judgment of the Supreme Court. But Raja Fayyaz was not satisfied with this submission and remarked: “If you honour this court then why don’t you implement the judgment? You have made a fun of it.” Meanwhile Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk adjourned the case hearing till May 6.

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