Fake accounts case: SC indicates to summon chairman NAB on next hearing

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (Online): Supreme Court (SC) while giving indication to summon Chairman NAB on next hearing of bail plea of Dr Dinsha and Jamil Baloch in fake bank accounts case has remarked NAB should take action against other accused transparently and as per law.

SC had further remarked that all the accused should be treated indiscriminately . Powers for conducting investigation for accountability rests with NAB. Protecting the freedom and fundamental rights of the citizens is responsibility of SC.

A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Justice Umar Ata Bandial took up the case for hearing Thursday.

During the hearing of the case SC remarked if NAB fails in making any headway then Chairman NAB should appear in the court in person on next hearing.

The court remarked no reasons have been told for not initiating action against other than two out of 29 persons.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked “we are not satisfied with the performance of NAB in this case. A person is in jail since the last 20 months while no action has been taken against the prime accused.

Prosecutor General NAB said those who did not cooperate and those who did not make request for plea bargain were arrested.

Justice Sajjad Ali Shah remarked this attitude of NAB shows partiality. NAB procedure reflects its mentality.

Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi remarked old man like Dr Dinsha was arrested and the remaining 27 persons are free. All know that 62 and 42 storeyed two buildings are owned by whom.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked people will not make investment in Pakistan due to NAB. A man applied for plea bargain with NAB while sitting in London and NAB accepted it.

Justice Sajjad Ali Shah remarked a big person is arrested on motorway as if he will flee some where.

The court sought within two weeks details on NAB steps for treating all accused on equal footing and directed NAB to present policy on arresting accused .

The hearing of the case was adjourned till January 6, 2021.

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