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NAB trying to politicise Gilani's probe in NICL case

13 December, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Despite the fact that the Supreme Court judgment has no order whatsoever against the former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, NAB in a move to politicise the whole process of investigation and to make things controversial to save the real culprits, has completely ignored the court orders.

The entire judgment in the NICL scam names Yusuf Raza Gilani only once and in a totally different perspective. There is not a single ruling or even observation against him. NAB basically is probing the illegal appointment of former NICL chairman and major plunderer Ayaz Khan Niazi, transfer of NICL scam investigator in confrontation of Supreme Court orders to not to transfer him and for recovery of the remaining plundered money. All officers involved used to tell the Supreme Court in 2010, 2011 and 2012 that these appointments and transfers were being made on the orders of the Prime Minister. However, in January 2011, the Supreme Court had directly ordered the then secretary interior Qamar Zaman Chaudhry not to transfer NICL case investigator Zafar Qureshi in any case.

But later, in April 2011, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry forwarded DG FIA's letter for removing the NICL case investigator from FIA in complete disobedience to apex court orders which not only resulted in making mockery of the law and the institution of judiciary but later the country suffered losses of billion of rupees which have not been recovered till today.

Qamar Zaman Chaudhry in his response through NAB has maintained that NAB probe will be transparent and there will be no influence on the process.During the apex court hearings, when Gilani was the Prime Minister, all officers used to throw the ball in each other's court and played games with the bench and now all have unanimously shifted the burden on Gilani.

According to some top and honestt NAB officials, concerned NA teams are either unable to understand the court's judgment which had ordered to proceed against only those officers who had acted in violation of rules, regulations and the apex court orders or they were trying to save their boss by politicising the whole issue.

There is nothing on record and there is no evidence whatsoever of what the then prime minister had done or ordered except some written claims of respective PS to PM.

The officers in fact were supposed to act in accordance with the rules and regulations and the apex court orders and not the illegal orders of any high-up. In fact, appointments and transfers were made by these officers on orders of some powerful political elite and PM Gilani hadsimply acted on the advice of these officers who now are trying to fool the nation after failing to dupe the honourable judges of the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court had rejected Qamar Zaman Chaudhry's written reply and had ordered to charge-sheet him when he had taken the same plea to shift the blame to other officers.

The crux of apex court judgment is to act, on the basis of documentary evidence, against those officers who acted in violation of rules, law, Constitution and the Supreme Court judgments.

A senior NAB official said that summoning Gilani is like demanding that all army officials, bureaucrats, and politicians who were around at the time of imposition of November 3, 2007 emergency should be arrested and prosecuted along with General Musharraf.


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