NAB admits irregularities in its appointments, promotions

NAB admits irregularities in its appointments, promotions

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has agreed with most of the observations of Establishment Division in which massive irregularities were found in NAB appointments.

Establishment Secretary Tahir Shahbaz, complying with the Supreme Court order in suo motu case, had observed inconsistencies in 273 cases of appointments, promotions, deputations and contracts in NAB.

Following which the court ordered Khawaja Haris, counsel for NAB, to submit a reply.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim will take up the case for hearing on Monday.

Now, NAB in its reply agreed and said that 38 cases of initial appointments were those wherein the candidates’ experience was not acquired purely in field of investigation, inquiry, research or legal matters. Regarding 19 cases of experience certificate, NAB stated that these certificates were sought during the probation period. However, 39 cases were those for which the experience was not mentioned in advertisements.

Regarding appointments by promotions, NAB while agreeing with the Establishment Division said that 18 cases of inconsistencies were those wherein the qualifying service of the officers was less than prescribed length of service.

While seven officials who had not completed the mandatory training had been retired, it added.