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Why doesn’t NAB have a chief, asks SC

The Supreme Court (SC) told the government on Tuesday to explain on May 13 why it was not appointing the chairman and prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) despite repeated

NAB, FIA officers’ warrants issued

An accountability court on Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Punjab National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Director (Intelligence) Muhammad Rafi and FIA Inspector Raees Ahmad Bajwa on non-compliance of court orders regarding

Application seeks to revoke NAB Ordinance 1999

An application was filed in the Lahore High Court on Wednesday seeking direction to set aside NAB ordinance 1999 because it was promulgated by an ‘unconstitutional and unlawful’ president Pervez Musharraf. The

Snakes thrive in barren NAB complex

LAHORE – Before the shifting of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore’s staff to the newly-constructed NAB Complex in Thokar Niaz Baig, snakes have occupied the building and have started to make their appearance from different corners of the complex. During the last four days, three snakes (including a nine feet long) appeared from the different corners of the newly-constructed complex and were killed. No snakebites were reported.
The NAB Lahore staff started shifting

Federal government to file reply on NAB DG’s appointment

LAHORE – A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday adjourned the hearing on a petition challenging the appointment of Rana Zahid Mehmood as NAB Punjab director general.Earlier, Naseem Kahsmiri, deputy attorney general, sought time for filing a reply on behalf of the federal government. At this, the bench comprising Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq deferred proceedings until April 28. Shah Faisal Qureshi, the petitioner, submitted that Zahid’s

NAB ordered to confiscate Raja Riaz’s vehicles

LAHORE – An accountability court has ordered the Punjab chapter of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to confiscate three vehicles including a BMW and Mercedes owned by Raja Riaz, owner of Raja Centre Main Market Gulberg, who had been declared a proclaimed offender (P/O) by the court.
A reference had been filed against Raja Riaz in the accountability court on charges of financial irregularities in the funds of a co-operative institution. During the hearing, the court

Reply sought in petition challenging NAB Punjab DG’s appointment

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Monday again sought reply from the attorney general, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman and Punjab Police inspector general on a petition challenging appointment of NAB Punjab Director General Rana Zahid Mehmood. On Monday, nobody appeared on behalf of the respondents on which the petitioner’s counsel alleged that the Punjab government was deliberately delaying submission of replies.
He pointed out that Zahid’s

NAB Punjab in a financial crisis

LAHORE – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab is in the midst of a severe financial crisis after completely exhausting its annual financial allocation and is having to borrow hefty sums from NAB Balochistan for its everyday expenditures and employees’ salaries.
The financial crisis has come mostly because of policies adopted by the top brass of NAB Punjab who, in spite of the bureau being short of funds, have recently raised the salaries of prosecutors employed on

SC serves notices on plea for NAB deputy chairman’s dismissal

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted for regular hearing a petition seeking dismissal of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Chairman Javed Zia Qazi and issued notices to the respondents – the federation, law minister, law secretary and establishment division secretary.
A three-member Supreme Court bench of Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Amir Hani Muslim told by petitioner Habibul Wahabul Khairi advocate that NAB’s former

LHC seeks reply on petition against NAB Punjab DG

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Monday sought reply until April 11 from the federal government on a petition seeking to restrain National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab Director General (DG) Rana Zahid Mehmood from working until decision on the petition against his appointment.
Shah Faisal Qureshi clubbed the petition with his earlier petition against the appointment of the NAB Punjab DG. The petitioner submitted that Zahid was committing illegalities

Petition seeks to restrain Punjab NAB DG from working

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday seeking to restrain National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab DG Rana Zahid Mahmood from working, as a petition against his appointment is already pending in court. Shah Faisal Qureshi clubbed the petition with his earlier petition against the appointment of the NAB Punjab DG. The petitioner submitted that Zahid was committing illegalities during pendency of the case against his appointment. Qureshi said that

Petition moved to review SC order on NAB Amendemnt Ordinance 2010

ISLAMABAD – A petition was moved in the Supreme Court (SC) to review the court’s March 1 order regarding the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amended Ordinance of 2010. The court, on March 1, had dismissed the writ petitions against the NAB Amended Ordinance 2010. Applicant Shahid Orakza, who had challenged the NAB Amended Ordinance 2010, filed a review petition on the court’s decision on Thursday. He questioned whether the SC could ignore an alleged violation of the constitution

NAB extends AG office fraud accused’s remand

LAHORE – An accountability court on Monday extended the physical remand of seven people nominated in a case of fraudulent withdrawal of money from Punjab accountant general office until April 11. The seven people are Shaukat Ali, Muhammad Ali, Shoaib Sardar, Kashif Iqbal, Imran Shah, Sajawal Ashraf and Gulfam Rasool Khan. Among the accused, Muhammad Ahmad, Ghulam Rasool Khan, Muhammad Shakeel and Muhammad Waseem were illegally shown as sub-inspector, assistant sub-inspector and

FIA to seek Interpol’s help to nab Musharraf

RAWALPINDI – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to contact Interpol to bring former president Pervez Musharraf back to Pakistan in order to ensure an immediate implementation of arrest warrant issued by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) for his alleged involvement in Benazir Bhutto’s murder.
FIA prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar told reporters on Saturday that the agency would approach Interpol for arresting Mushrraf after the court ordered immediate implementation of the