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Former NAB chief challenges inquiry fee’s proceedings in courtroom over harassment allegations

Former chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal (L) and Tayyaba Gul. — Radio Pakistan/YouTube Screengrab through Unbiased Urdu/File

ISLAMABAD: Former chairman of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday challenged the inquiry fee’s proceedings within the courtroom over sexual harassment allegations filed towards him.

Complaints towards the previous NAB chief have been filed by Tayyaba Gul and girls who approached the lacking particular person fee again when he was heading the fee.

 Iqbal’s request for a right away keep order to halt Lahore Excessive Courtroom’s inquiry has been rejected.

Earlier, the previous NAB chief — as the top of the lacking particular person fee — additionally challenged his summoning by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) within the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom, following which the IHC issued a keep order.

On August 1, he additionally challenged the PAC’s determination of limiting his place because the chairman of the lacking particular person’s fee.

The petition argued that the minutes of the PAC’s assembly on July 7 ought to be declared “unlawful” and that the committee be restrained from taking disciplinary motion.

It ought to be famous that the federal authorities, final month, issued a notification saying the formation of an inquiry fee to analyze sexual harassment allegations levelled on the former NAB chief and others.

The fee is investigating allegations of “sexual offences together with assault, harassment, outraging and insulting modesty, misdemeanour, misconduct, misuse and abuse of authority” made by the complainant towards the alleged offenders.

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