CJP shows disappointment over NAB’s performance in Saaf Pani Case

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar showed disappointment over the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) performance in the Saaf Pani Company case.

CJP said this while heading a three-judge bench at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry on Tuesday. The bench was hearing a suo motu case regarding Saaf Pani Company.

During the hearing, CJP remarked that NAB performance in the case was disappointing and also showed anger over NAB’s failure to provide a detailed inquiry report.

Top judge remarked that this judiciary won’t allow nepotism and corruption in the country and asked about the inquiry regarding assets of CEOs and other officials of the company?

The NAB prosecutor responded, “Inquiry has been completed into the assets of six CEOs.”

“The Punjab government submitted the record of company officials on July 22 owing to which there was a delay in the inquiry,” the NAB prosecutor added.

To this, the top court directed the Punjab chief secretary and secretary establishment to cooperate with NAB.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on April 7 had given a day to the Punjab Saaf Pani Company chief executive officer (CEO) and the provincial government to submit the complete record, including salaries, perks and privileges of the entire staff and vehicles provided to them to perform their duties.

The Punjab government had established Saaf Pani Company to conceive, plan, design, execute and manage projects for the provision of safe drinking water, in terms of both access and quality, to the communities living in unserved and underserved areas i.e. rural and peri-urban areas of the province.

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