The Supreme Court ordered the denotification of four officials of the NAB (National Accountability Bureau) whose initial appointment could not be justified by their qualifications.
Apex court also also ordered to form a committee foroverhaul of 200 other officers.
The four officials against whom the orders were issued include NAB Lahore Director General (DG) Bhurhan Ali, NAB Quetta DG Tariq Mehmood and NAB Karachi DG Shabbir Ahmed. All three are retired Army personnel.
A denotification order was issued for DG of Awareness and Prevention Aliya Rashid, who was appointed on the recommendation of then prime minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali “in recognition of her services in the field of sports”.
During hearing Supreme Court showed its anger over the appointment of Aliya Rasheed as DG of Awareness and Prevention.
Justice Ameer Hani Muslim remarked, giving awareness is separate thing and sports are separate, so why Aliya Rasheed who served in the sports department was appointed in NAB.
During the hearing, the apex court said those denotified will remain “eligible for pension and all perks and privileges,” in contrast to its repeated warnings in the preceding two hearings that it might withdraw all benefits from the individuals who refused to take its early retirement deal.
Apart from the DGs Supreme Court also ordered the four officers, Harmoon Bhatti, Fahad Khan, Yasir Mehmood and Fahad Khan to present their certificates given by HEC (Higher Education Commission).