ISLAMABAD: Expressing dismay over inordinate delay in hearing of corruption references pending in different courts of the country, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal decided to write a letter to the Chief Justices of all high courts including apex court, seeking an early hearing of the cases , a well placed source privy to the development told this scribe.
The source told that more than 1138 corruption references involving Rs 960billion are pending in the different courts of the country for the last many years that has now perturbed the chairman NAB justice Javed Iqbal who wanted to recover plundered money from the national exchequer.
The source shared the statistics of these corruption references pending in the court by saying that more than 1200 corrupt people belong to politician, public servants, real state owners, industrialists and bankers were involved in these references and had got stayed orders from the court in order to skip from the proceedings.
The chairman NAB will also apprise the chief Justices of the Pakistan higher judiciary about judges’ posts of anti accountability courts lying vacant for the last many years and the government is not interested to fill these post in the near future.
Accountability courts administrative affairs are being administrative by the law and justice ministry of the federal government and the incumbent regime has policy to put snags in the appointments of the AC judges to please the corrupt mafias mostly belong to the aristocracy of the country.
Chairman NAB has went through the record of the corruption references pending in the court and expressed his utter disappointment with the incumbent government for its criminal silence for not filing the lying vacant posts of the judges and has now decided to seek support from the judiciary for new appointments.
The source told that during the last two political regime of PPP and Pakistan Muslim League N, the performance at glimpse of accountability court is dismal below at par with the expectation
The chief Justice of Pakistan and high courts would be requested to directed subordinate judiciary to hear the corruption references on priority basis and will decide these case within the stipulated time frame so that the plundered money from the looter could be retrieved and be deposited in the national exchequer.