-Supreme Court axe falls on retired Army Offices inducted in NAB

-Supreme Court axe falls on retired Army Offices inducted in NAB


Supreme Court of Pakistan has announced short order on the issue of the illegal appointments in the National Accountability Bureau.

The top court on Wednesday ordered National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to immediately de-notify the service of three retired military officials who were inducted in the body without due process and were refusing to opt for premature retirement.

A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim also formed a committee headed by secretary establishment division to review the appointments and promotions of 232 NAB officials. The committee has been directed to complete the task within two months.Further, the bench expressed hope that all vacancies will be filled with merit and in view of Article 240 of the constitution.

NAB chairman apprised the country’s top court on Tuesday regarding the induction of the three officials. In compliance with the previous order, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry told the three-judge bench that Lahore DG Buhan, Quetta DG Tariq Mahmood, and Director Shakeel were not willing to leave their posts.

Earlier, the Establishment secretary and the NAB chairman admitted that nine officers were illegally inducted in the institution.

Chaudhry said that that two of the illegally inducted officers had already retired, while two officers availed early retirement, and two others rejoined their parent departments.