SC criticises NAB for not arresting accused if ‘they do not want to’ | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau was criticised in the Supreme Court for making arrests as per their policy which “no one in Pakistan understands”. The remarks were made by Justice Azmat Saeed Khosa during hearing on Monday over a Mudaraba case.

The judge said there were references pending in NAB under which the anti-graft body had not made any arrests yet. He added NAB authorities do not arrest the accused if they did not want to.

Justice Azmat Saeed along with Justice Qazi Faez Isa was hearing a case on the Mudaraba scandal in which the prime accused had requested his bail.

However, NAB prosecutor, who was present in the court, clarified the anti-graft body’s position, saying prime accused in the Mudaraba scandal, Mati-ur-Rehman, was under their arrest.

The NAB prosecutor said Rehman had conned people of Rs386 million and they had recorded statements against the accused from 36 witnesses.

The accused had submitted a bail appeal in his case. But after hearing statements from NAB, the Supreme Court cancelled his bail request. 

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