SC slams Balochistan NAB chief over ‘sheer negligence’

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has expressed displeasure with the performance of Balochistan National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Director General Irfan Naeem Mangi, who was also a member of Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

Mangi’s negligence has hampered the Bureau from actively pursuing corruption cases in the province, the court noted while hearing bail pleas of former provincial minister for food Asfandyar Kakar and the former food deputy director of Balochistan.

The three-member SC bench deplored its inability to take action against Mangi because of an order to protect the tenure of JIT members.

Mangi and Brigadier Kamran Khurshid of the Military Intelligence (MI) had traced ousted PM Sharif’s Iqama (work permit) and documents pertaining to his receivable salary, on the basis of which the five-member bench hearing the Panama Papers case disqualified Sharif.

During the hearing on Wednesday, Justice Dost Mohammad Khan, who was heading

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