Pak SC gives ‘last chance’ to NAB to implement NRO verdicts



Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has given “a last chance” to the National Audit Bureau (NAB) chairman to file a progress report on the implementation of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdicts.

On Friday, a three-member bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed and Justice Ghulam Rabbani expressed displeasure over the implementation of the NRO verdict.

NAB chairman Naved Ahsan claimed that he was under the impression that certain court directives were to be implemented by the attorney general or the Law Ministry.

The Daily Times quoted the bench, as saying that it was giving the NAB chairman a chance because of his assurance that all necessary steps would be taken to implement the NRO directives.

The court also warned the NAB chairman of a pay freeze in case he failed to implement the court directives.

“It may be cleared that if no action is taken by him, directives would be given [to disallow anyone] on behalf of NAB from appearing until the directive on the NAB prosecutor general and the additional prosecutor general is [complied with],” said the court.

ANI