IHC announces decision against DG NAB plea

IHC announces decision against DG NAB plea

*ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday dismissed a petition of Director General NAB Shahzad Saleem against notices calling him in the Public Accounts Committee hearing. *

Acting Chief Justice Aamir Farooque heard a petition in which Secretary National Assembly, PAC Wing and others made party.

NAB Director General Shahzad Saleem has approached the Islamabad High Court against the Public Accounts Committee’s decision to summon him in the wake of sexual harassment allegations levelled by Tayyaba Gul.

“PAC goes beyond its mandate to summon the D.G. NAB, the court should declare the PAC notice as void,” NAB prosecutor Jahanzeb Bharwana argued. “The cases of allegations have been pending in courts, the PAC has served another notice,” the NAB counsel said.

“The Supreme Court has in its observations relevant to the case has said that the court could intervene in malicious steps,” Justice Aamir Farooque remarked.