Kamran Faisal case: SC seeks reports from NAB, IG, PTA
26 January, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday sought until January 26 (tomorrow) reports from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Islamabad IGP and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) relating to the mysterious death of NAB assistant director Kamran Faisal, who was probing the RPPs scam that involves Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and others.
A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain heard a constitutional petition pertaining to the death of Kamran Faisal, who was found dead in his room on January 18 in mysterious circumstances. After holding initial hearing in the case, the court sought information, including phone records of senior NAB officials, and records and CCTV footage of all meetings and events at NAB since January 15 – the day that the Supreme Court ordered the prime minister's arrest.
While issuing a written order in the case, Justice Khawaja observed that all indications and evidences show that it was an unnatural death and has a link with the RPPs case. This is not an ordinary case, he remarked, adding that after the order dated January 15 in the RPPs case, it also becomes important for the court to ascertain if there was an attempt to interfere into the proceedings of the case.
The Supreme Court had on March 30, 2012, cancelled all the rental power projects, which involved billion of rupees of the national exchequer and had ordered the NAB to take legal action against the accused in the scandal. On January 15, the court had ordered NAB to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and 22 others persons involved in the scandal after getting approved challan and references against the accused and to cause their arrest without any hesitation.
On Thursday, Hamid Munir, brother-in-law of deceased Kamran Faisal, complained to the court that the police had not registered a case into the death of Kamran Faisal.