Supreme Court to indict NAB chairman in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to charge Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari in a contempt of court case against him for writing a strongly worded letter to the president.

In his letter written to President Asif Ali Zardari on January 27, Bokhari said that the apex court proceedings were putting undue pressure on NAB investigators by trying to influence investigations in different corruption cases.

During today’s proceeding, Bokhari’s counsel raised objections to the bench hearing the case and said that it “has already decided the fate of the case.”

Earlier NAB Chairman Fasih Bokhari demanded a new bench for the case proceedings but his request was turned down by the SC.

The bench rubbished the claims and concluded that Bokhari will be charged on April 2.

It further said that the letter maligned the entire judiciary and not just one judge.