NAB chairman seeks president help in officer’s death case

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Fasih Bukhari has written a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari informing that the investigation officer was under ‘severe pressure’ before committing suicide, reported Aaj News on Monday.

Bokhari’s letter was sent to Zardari after one of NAB’s investigators in the rental power projects case allegedly committed suicide also voiced his reservations over the role of the Supreme Court.

The letter said the NAB did not get sufficient time to implement the apex court’s directives, adding that the NAB Ordinance did not permit the filing of a reference without the bureau chairman’s approval.

It further stated that a section of the media was trying to defame the bureau’s chairman, adding that this section may also have some relation to a stay order over its taxes.

The hearing of the case is underway at Supreme Court.

NAB officer Kamran Faisal who was investigating the Rs22 billion RPP scam, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his official residence in Federal Lodges, Islamabad, on Jan 18.

His death came three days after the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and 15 others in connection with the scam.