ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Accountability Irfan Qadir has declared that no deal is required for the return of PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan And that more evidence has surfaced in connection with Al-Qadir Trust case.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Irfan Qadir said transactions worth 4.50 billion rupees have been traced in the accounts of Farhat Shehzadi, the friend of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife. He said efforts are underway to bring Farhat Shehzadi and her husband back to Pakistan for further investigation.
Irfan Qadir said that NAB Ordinance stresses for across-the-board accountability and there is no sacred cow when it comes to accountability.
He said corruption cases of superior judges would go to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), asking the judges to appear before the audio leaks commission — where fellow judges were members of the judicial commission.
Irfan Qadir pointed out that the Supreme Court judges stopped the proceedings of the Judicial Commission and alleged that like-minded judges formed their own bench and stopped the working of the audio leaks commission. He alleged that a few judges of the Supreme Court are not even following the decisions of the Parliament.
He said “Corruption is unacceptable for any society. Any action which the law does not permit is tantamount to corruption.”
Making it clear that there was no sacred cow when it came to accountability, Irfan Qadir said that corruption would not be eliminated unless there was accountability.
He said that the government was working shoulder to shoulder with international organizations for the elimination of corruption.
He further said that cases of corruption involving judges would be sent to the Supreme Judicial Council.
The SAPM said that audio leaks of judges had prompted the government to form a commission. “And there are proofs of corruption by judges in these leaks,” he added.
Irfan Qadir regretted that no commission had been formed so far to determine as to why any prime minister was disqualified.
One of the judges, he went on to say, had ordered the arrest of a prime minister. “But we will not use the same language against judges,” he said.
The SAPM claimed that the Supreme Court Protection and Procedure had strengthened judiciary.
He accused the Supreme Court of snatching from the parliament the power to legislate.
He claimed that 190 million pounds were brought to Pakistan that they belonged to the state, but that money went to an individual.
Qadir told newsmen that no proof of General retired Faiz Hameed’s any wrongdoing was in his knowledge. “If something like this happens, I don’t think that NAB will overlook it,” he added.