PAC may probe former NAB chief’s video scam

ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) intends to probe the video scam involving former National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, retired Justice Javed Iqbal.

Mr. Iqbal currently holds the portfolio of Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances.

The woman in the video, Tayyaba Gul, and her husband Mohammad Farooq were facing questioning at the NAB when the scam came to light. Later, NAB filed a reference against him before the accountability court in Lahore.

Tayyaba Gul submitted an application to PAC President Noor Alam Khan, seeking a probe against Justice Iqbal, NAB Lahore DG Retired Major Salim Shahzad and other officials of the bureau to implicate them in the corruption context.

talking dawnFormer Auditor General Buland Akhtar Rana said that the PAC does not have jurisdiction to consider such applications as there is some political dimension to the matter.

In the application, Ms Gul said she was acquitted by the court in the context. He accused the NAB officials of blackmailing him and requested the PAC chairman to summon Justice Iqbal and other officials and initiate investigation against them.

Published in Dawn, June 23, 2022