ISLAMABAD - Despite the clear judgment passed by the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan in June this year regarding the cancellation of postings, transfers and shuffle during the interim set-up four Director Generals (DGs) of BPS-21 were posted in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and no action has been taken by the then responsible authorities of the bureau, well placed sources told The Nation on Sunday.
Interestingly, these lucky four DGs were already working with the NAB when an advertisement was published in print media regarding the appointment of DGs, the NAB headquarters received about 200 applications for the positions vacant in the NAB, the sources added.
Currently, Brigadier (r) Farooq Nasir Awan is working as DG Headquarters, Syed Zahir Shah, serving as DG Operations, Altaf Bhawani as DG Human Resources, and Hasnain Ahmed serving as DG NAB Punjab, the sources added.
According to details, a constitutional petition was filed a parliamentarian Khawaja Muhammad Asif regarding postings, transfers and shuffling in the apex court and the SC in its judgment had declared the acts of the caretaker government in affecting transfers, postings and shuffling null and void, void ab initio and of no legal effect being in contravention of Constitution, constitutional conventions and law, the sources further added.
In the alternative, the apex court declared that the acts of the caretaker government of passing and signing of the orders affecting transfers, postings and shuffling were never, in fact, signed and or passed and or communicated for further necessary action and the SC directed that all the postings, transfers and shuffling be reversed and the status quo be reverted.
The case was heard by the three member bench and the judgment was announced and the 45 pages judgment is authored by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Meanwhile, in pursuance of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) correspondence, Kausar Iqbal Malik, Director General (DG), (FCIW), National Accountability Bureau (NAB), has been repatriated to his parent department, NBP with immediate effect. A notification to this effect has been issued.