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Court orders removal of National Accountability Bureau officer

QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court on Tuesday ordered the removal of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigating officer from a probe into the alleged irregularities in the appointments of civil servants by the Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC).

A two-judge bench, comprising Justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Ghulama Mustafa Mengal, was hearing the petition lodged by chairman and deputy directors of BPSC against NAB raids on the office of the commission.

BPSC lawyer Barrister Adnan Kasi termed the investigation of the commission improper, saying that BPSC authorities were summoned in the morning and kept till late at night. He said that according to section 18 of the Constitution, NAB has to take approval for investigation, which was not taken.

The deputy director of NAB, representing the bureau, said they carry out operations on the directives of higher authorities.

He said the investigators had only asked the BPSC authorities some questions, and denied having terrified them. He said the investigation procedure of the NAB was different from that of the police and they needed time for this purpose.

The Express Tribune