NAB submits reply in SC in appointments’ case

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Islamabad—The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday submitted reply before the apex court over suo motu notice regarding illegalities, contravention and violations in appointments within the Bureau.
The Chairman NAB submitted reply through Syed Ali Imran, Special Prosecutor NAB and prayed the court to dispose of suo motu notice case and pleaded that the matter should be adjudicated at the appropriate forum, as any observations in the instant case could prejudice either party.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Supreme Court took suo motu notice on August 17 regarding alleged illegal appointments in the NAB when its attention was drawn towards the anomaly through an anonymous letter.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali asked the court office to register the anonymous letter, sent in the last week of July, as a suo motu case under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution.
The court ordered issuance of notices to NAB Chairman Chaudhry Qamar Zaman and Attorney General Ashtar Ali Ausaf to answer allegations levelled in the letter.
The letter had drawn the court’s attention towards= appointments of 16 former military officers on deputation in BPS-20 and BPS-21 among the total 32 officers serving in the senior grades.—APP