Senate body to move privilege motion against NAB chairman

By: INP      Published: 09:41 PM, 17 Aug, 2020
Senate body to move privilege motion against NAB chairman
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The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights has decided to move a privilege motion against NAB Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, as he did not appear before the Committee.

He had been summoned by the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights in relation to the cases of missing persons.

Chairman of the Standing Committee Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar stated that the NAB chairman had been called for a briefing in his capacity as chairman of the Missing Persons Commission. He said the Sindh IG attended the meeting, but Javed Iqbal did not.

According to the registrar, the NAB chairman could not attend the meeting because of health concerns. The registrar also said the NAB chairman could not come due to security reasons as former president Asif Ali Zardari was scheduled to appear before the NAB court. It is understandable that the NAB chairman could not attend the hearing due to his health. However, security reasons due to Asif Ali Zardari's summoning and Pakistan People's Party are not fathomable and justified, the committee said. 

Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said the Standing Committee had decided to proceed with a privilege motion in the Parliament against NAB Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal.