Supreme Court rejects the petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against NAB chairman

Supreme Court rejects the petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against NAB chairman

A three-member bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial dismissed the plea, saying that matter did not warrant contempt proceedings. The petition was filed by Ahsan Abid who said that NAB informed the Lahore high court in May 2020 that inquiry against the minister would be complete in 3 months. The petitioner stated,

“Due to its failure to conclude the inquiry in three months, NAB has committed contempt of court.”

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Later when faced with the question that how does lack of inquiry permits to knock the doors of the supreme court, the petitioner said that he filed the petition in the public interest, not due to a personal grudge with the minister. To which Justice Mazhar Alam questioned,

“If it is not your personal problem then why are you appearing in person?”

Justice Bandial dismissed the petition, saying that the petitioner did not prepare for the case and the court cannot order NAB to investigate politicians and federal ministers. He also stated,

“We cannot interfere in the workings of NAB”