ISLAMABAD - As employees of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) continued their strike for the third consecutive day to protest the mysterious death of their colleague, Kamran Faisal, the local administration in its initial inquiry report has decaled the death a suicide case.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik had ordered a judicial inquiry to probe the real reasons of the death after his family and NAB officials had alleged that Faisal did not commit suicide rather he was murdered. He had asked Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Amer Ali Ahmed to furnish a complete report with his office. Deputy Commissioner had nominated assistant commissioner (Secretariat) Noman Yousaf to hold an inquiry to ascertain the reasons if any behind the death.
The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration in the initial inquiry report submitted to the ministry has said that keeping in view the post mortem report, the case apparently looked a suicide one. However, any final opinion could be made after the police would receive the report of the chemical examiner.
The report says that the inquiry officer had recorded the statements of ten people including NAB officials and the close friends of the deceased. According to the report, the police had been directed to thoroughly probe the case and from all possible angles and dig out the real motives behind the death.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik here while taking to a private TV channel said that the government had no objection over the formation of commission headed by a serving Supreme Court judge to probe the death case of Faisal as the family members of the deceased and the NAB officials were demanding. He said that the inquiry commission headed by Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal had been notified and two police officers to assist the commission had been separately appointed.
A source in the National Accountability said that around 40 employees of the NAB from its regional office Lahore had come to Islamabad on Wednesday to stage a protest in front of the Supreme Court premises against the mysterious death of assistant director. NAB Rawalpindi and Islamabad officials had also planned to join the protest. However, Chairman NAB Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari succeeded to calm then down and they peacefully came to the apex court to hear the rental power projects (RPPs) case.
Some officials in the bureau are of the view that NAB employees were weakening their case regarding fair and transparent investigations into the death of Kamran Faisal as they had started making other demands. The NAB investigation officer had demanded for the removal of all contractual employees from the bureau and for the provision of their housing and accommodations.