NAB officials observe pen-down strike
21 January, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officers are protesting the unfortunate death of their colleague Kamran Faisal, who was found dead under suspicious circumstance in one of Federal Lodges here, our sources reported Monday.
According to sources, the officials wore black armbands to show their solidarity with their deceased colleague and held a silent protest.
Voicing serious reservations, the officers in a meeting held with Director General NAB Rawalpindi, Khurshid Anwar Bhinder, said Kamran's mysterious death had raised grave concerns for them.
"His death has left us so upset that rendering professional duties have become a daunting task for us", said they.
The disturbed NAB officers said investigations were not business as usual for them anymore in the wake of their colleague's untimely demise.
"We have not been able to even think straight since this tragedy. One of our own met with an unnatural death working on a high profile case. Given the circumstances, how can we work as freely as we used to do", said they.
On the other hand a NAB spokesman denied having any information about a pen-down strike announced by the officers at large.
"Downing the pens was not an appropriate way of registering protest or reservations. Those found observing a strike such as that will face disciplinary action", the spokesman said.
He said the bureau itself had yet not recovered from the shock, adding NAB would not object to whoever investigated into the matter at hand.