Food scam hearing: SC notes NAB’s inability to provide speedy justice

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ISLAMABAD .: The top court has taken strong exception to the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) failure to complete trial proceedings within the 30-day limit set under Section 16 of its governing law.

The court observed that NAB did not have a single case to show where the trial of an accused was completed within the 30-day limit. The bench went on to say that NAB has become a facilitator of corruption.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, also granted bail to former Balochistan food minister Asfandyar Kakar who had been arrested by the watchdog on charges of corruption.

The bench also expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of NAB Balochistan Director General Irfan Mangi. It noted that if he was performing well, most of the cases pending in the regional office would have

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