Islamabad [Pakistan], January 17 (ANI): Senate deputy chairman Saleem Mandviwalla announced on Saturday that he would approach the European Union (EU) and other international human rights organizations against human rights abuses by the Bureau of National Accountability (NAB), reported Dawn.
Regarding his decision to move to the EU, he said, “Since NAB has violated human rights, I have decided to approach the European Union and international human rights organizations against it.”
A meeting with the bereaved family of retired brigadier Asad Munir who committed suicide following excesses by anti-corruption watchdogs completed his steps. He worked with the military as well as the government and faced many questions from the NAB.
Munir’s body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his apartment located in the Diplomatic enclave in March 2019, reported Dawn.
“I am surprised, from that widow, Munir tried to kill himself with his gun, but luckily the bullet stuck and then his wife kidnapped him. However, after a few days he hanged himself in shame. by the NAB, “he said.
“I have learned that more people have committed suicide, because of NAB, compared to those who died in NAB custody. That is why I decided to seek details from the Prison Inspector General about how many people were in prison because of NAB. Because of the details. will be sought from the Senate platform, it will be accepted very soon. I observe that, apart from NAB, all departments are cooperating with parliament, “he added.
He also promised to move the bills to stop the Bureau from assassinating people’s characters and arresting them at the investigation stage.
Senator Mandviwalla said he would soon pass a bill advising that NAB should not interfere in private business, not be allowed to arrest people at the investigation stage and not share details with the media, Dawn reported.
Earlier also, Mandviwalla had leveled charges against NAB for committing grave human rights abuses and accused Imran Khan’s government of using anti-corruption watchdogs to undermine the anti-government opposition movement. NAB is also investigating the case against Mandviwalla. (ANI)
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