ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla on Monday stated that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has became an establishment which is “beyond anyone’s control,” including that the Senate and the Parliament ought to “seek a solution to end this misuse of power.”
Mandviwalla was addressing the Senate’s session on Monday throughout which he additionally stated that the property of NAB’s personnel needs to be checked “because everyone is accountable and no one is above the law.”
According to a report by Geo News, Mandviwalla maintained that every time the NAB launches a probe into anybody’s companies, it supplies the knowledge to media retailers to malign the involved particular person’s fame first and begins investigating the matter later.
“I have received more than a hundred complaints against the NAB, all in written form,” he stated. “Many federal secretaries also called me to say that they do not wish to work with NAB anymore.”
He added that these are some “very serious issues,” and so they “must not be taken lightly.”
Shedding mild on the “numerous human rights abuses [allegedly] committed by NAB,” Saleem Mandviwalla added that a number of folks have handed away whereas they had been within the bureau’s custody.
“I have had meetings with the families of those who passed away in NAB’s custody and I will meet them again. People who have been imprisoned are writing letters to me to help them get justice,” he stated, including that the previous Controller General of Accounts Khurram Humayun dedicated suicide after telling his household associates that he was actually upset after NAB filed a corruption reference in opposition to him.
He additionally revealed that PPP senator Sherry Rehman’s ex-husband was pressured by NAB to report an announcement underneath part 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure as regards to part 145 of Evidence Act.
“Is NAB above the law? I suggest there should be an investigation into the assets of NAB’s personnel. Their degrees and domiciles should also be checked,” Mandviwalla careworn.
Speaking about how NAB handled him and accused him of being concerned in corruption, Mandviwalla stated that everybody was stunned when “NAB hurled baseless allegations against the deputy chairperson of Senate.”
“When the NAB probed me for alleged benami transactions, they recorded everything. I demand them to hand the footage over to media so that everyone could see what actually happened,” Saleem Mandviwalla stated.
He added that if the courts ever resolve to punish him, he can be prepared for that if he’s discovered responsible.
“It is not about me, but we have to do something about NAB’s behaviour for the sake of this country,” Mandviwalla maintained.