NAB investigators living in insecure environment

January 25, 2013 - 12:00:00 am

ISLAMABAD: Despite tall claims of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan that it would provide security to its Investigation Officers, a number of them probing high-profile cases are still bereft of this official protection.

Those living in jeopardy include the main investigator of the Rental Power Plants (RPPs), Asghar Khan.

NAB officials say on condition of anonymity that after the death of Kamran Faisal on January 18, their seniors had promised to provide them with security.

NAB Chairman Admiral (retired) Fasih Bokhari assured them that their safety and security were his responsibility when the protesting officers met him recently.

Faisal had been investigating the RPPs case which has also implicated Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.

These officers are investigating important cases such as RPPs, Karkey Rental Power Plant, Royal Palm Golf Club, Bakers City and Ogra cases.

They were also promised accommodation in protected and secure houses.

It was learnt that Asghar Khan, the main investigation officer in the RPPs case and a deputy director at NAB, has not yet been provided with any protection by the government.

“Khan was living at the Federal Lodges where his associate Faisal was found dead under mysterious circumstances. 

“After Faisal’s death he moved to a friend’s house where he felt safer,” a NAB official said.

Yesterday Khan came to the Supreme Court in the car of a friend. He is also said to have started carrying a pistol, the official added.