ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Thursday mentioned Nationwide Accountability Bureau’s goal must be to show instances and never solely make arrests.
Through the listening to of a case pertaining to NAB’s attraction in opposition to a suspect being investigated for alleged corruption, the chief justice questioned the accountability watchdog and mentioned, “NAB will not be solely meant to make arrests. Its solely goal shouldn’t be to register a case.”
The Supreme Court docket rejected NAB’s attraction in opposition to the suspect Attaullah who was being investigated for alleged corruption as a cashier of the Nationwide Financial institution.
The suspect had been acquitted by the excessive courtroom 4 years in the past.
The highest decide remarked that NAB ought to carry the proof together with the instances. “The suspect has been wrangled for the final 19 years. There may be not a shred of proof to assist what the suspect has been accused of,” Justice Khosa mentioned.
“What precisely does the NAB do? Is registering instances the one goal of the accountability watchdog?” Justice Khosa questioned. “Proving the case and making certain punishment can also be a part of NAB’s job.”
He added, “Due to NAB individuals are below psychological stress.”—INP