Naek says govt never interfered in NAB’s affairs
KARACHI: Federal law minister Farooq H Naek on Saturday said the government had never interfered in the affairs of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), DawnNews reported.
The minister’s statement at a seminar held in a local hotel in Karachi followed a claim by NAB chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari that institutions were being used as political ammunition and that employing powers of institutions against political opponents was perilous.
Naek’s ministry is currently examining a letter sent by Bokhari to President Asif Ali Zardari. The process of review started after the presidency sought a legal opinion on the letter that has directly accused members of the superior judiciary of trying to influence the outcome of the upcoming general elections.
The ministry has been analysing all legal aspects of the letter especially with regard to the view that it contains the bureau chairman’s resignation.
Also at the seminar today, Naek said legislation was needed to eliminate corruption from the country.
He further said that mobile courts needed to be formed so that people living in rural areas had easy access to the country’s justice system.