Pak bench adjourns it inquiry into official`s death till Feb 1

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 18:34

Islamabad: The judicial inquiry into the mysterious death of a Pakistani anti-graft officer, probing allegations against the premier, was today adjourned till February 1 after a prosecutor expressed his lack of confidence in the Supreme Court bench hearing the case.
K K Agha, the Prosecutor General for the National Accountability Bureau, said he had no confidence in the bench comprising Justices Jawad Khawaja and Khilji Arif Hussain, which was asked by the Chief Justice to probe the death of NAB investigator Kamran Faisal.
Khwaja asked Agha to submit his reservations in writing.
The bench said it might consider Agha`s contentions if they were found tenable.
The Prosecutor General requested for some time and the bench adjourned the hearing till February 1.

Attorney General Irfan Qadir told the bench that the government had already ordered an inquiry into Faisal’s death.

He submitted a letter which stated that a judicial commission had been set up to probe the matter.

The bench asked Qadir to submit the notification regarding the setting up of the commission.

Faisal, who was investigating allegations that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf accepted bribes to clear power projects, was found hanging from a fan in his room at a government hostel in Islamabad on January 18.

His death came three days after the apex court directed NAB to arrest premier and other suspects in the power projects scam.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 18:33

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