Removal of NAB officer confirmed over charges of leaking secret information
*President Arif Alvi on Friday upheld the punishment of ‘removal from service’ of a former Assistant Director of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Sukkur, Faheemullah, over the leaking of classified information that led to the escape of an accused person from arrest.*
The President rejected the appeal of Faheemullah against the major penalty of ‘Removal from Service’ imposed by the NAB and stated that for corrupt individuals,such penalty of did not do justice.
He directed NAB to prosecute the corrupt official and others identified in the inquiry in a Court of Law to punish them for the wrong done to the country and for doing corruption within the very institution that was responsible for controlling corruption.
According to details, Faheemullah (the appellant) was accused of unauthorizedly leaking out the Warrant of Arrest (WoA) of an accused, Mr Rafiq Ahmed Rajpar, Ex-Deputy Director Food Department, Larkana, who was wanted in a Food case by the NAB, Sukkur.
Faheemullah shared the classified information with his friend, Yaqoob Rajpar (Ex-Deputy Assistant Director NAB, who is currently serving as the Assistant Commissioner, Federal Board of Revenue, Shikarpur).
Yaqoob passed on the information about WoA to Rafiq Ahmed Rajpar, who managed to flee and avoided the execution of the Warrant of Arrest.