Pakistan-Nawaz Muslim League (PML-N) leader and former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar not only claimed dozens of deaths in the care of the National Accountability Office (NAB), but Stephen Sackur told HARDtalk ” Google it “
In an interview with the BBC, he drew the attention of journalists to human rights conditions in Pakistan, “What happened in Pakistan … Dozens of people have died under the care of the NAB.”
When Sackur asked him if he claimed that someone had died in the NAB detention, Dar repeated his calls and told the Google chief for an investigation.
But is the former finance minister’s claim true?
Amid conflicting reports, the NAB asserted that no one had died under his care, at least because of torture and recently.
One of the most recent cases is the remains of former CEO Mian Javed Ahmed, a campus in Camp Lail Prison at the University of Sargodha and Camp Jail, in connection with an investigation by the NAB.
He died in prison along with a reported cardiac arrest in late 2018 due to images of his body still handcuffed emitting shock waves across the country. The NAB said the teacher lost his job. But to the concern of the court
Earlier in 2004, the then NAB president ordered an inquiry into the death of former PTCL engineer Agha Mohammad Sajjad, who died under the care of the NAB.
A former PTCL official jailed for corruption was taken from Lahore to the NAB police station, where he suffered a heart attack. He said police officers died on their way to the hospital, denying allegations that the death was caused by torture.
‘NAB is more brutal than GUANTANAMO BAY’:
Sehar Kamran, a former senator of the People’s Party of Pakistan (PPP), said, “NAB detention is worse than the well-known US military prison, the Guantanamo Bay concentration camp.”
Kamran cited the abuse at the NAB in a summary report he submitted to Shireen Mazari, the Minister of National Human Rights, along with other authorities involved earlier this year.
According to a NAB summary, 11 suspects removed, Mian Javed died while in custody or “a direct result of agency harassment.”
Aslam Masood, Chief Financial Officer of Omni Group (CFO), was arrested by Interpol when he boarded a plane from London to Jeddah in October 2018. He was later taken to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia in February 2019. He died. he had heart disease. He was arrested on August 17, 2020, while in NAB detention.
Engineer Aijaz Memon:
Aijaz Memon, an executive engineer working in the labor and service department of the Sindh government, is accused of spending 90 million on development funds in Jacobabad. He was detained in Karachi Central Prison, where he suffered from angina treatment and died at a local civilian hospital on May 31, 2020, less than three months after being confined to the NAB.
Advocate Zafar Iqbal Mughal:
Supporter Zafara Iqbal Mughal is the leader of Pakistan. Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a member of the Layyah District Bar Association, were arrested by NAB officials on October 11, 2019, in a fake housing project case. (Unregistered colony of 254 hectares in Lay) He remained in NAB detention for 86 days and was transferred to hospital four days before he died after a serious deterioration in his health. He died in NAB custody on January 6, 2020, just days before his trial on January 17, 2020.
Asim Raja was arrested on charges of corruption on the stock exchange on March 26, 2014, after being jailed for five years without trial. This case remains unsuccessful, while other prosecutors in the same case have not been prosecuted. Due to the provision of health care / delayed medication for
Raja Asim pneumonia died of NAB care at the age of 42. This death was announced after a five-day delay.
Brigadier (R) Asad Munir:
The former military intelligence officer and military analyst Brig (r) Asad Munir committed suicide after the media decided that the NAB file a claim mentioned crimes in the area against him. His body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his apartment in the Diplomatic Enclave on March 16, 2019.
He left a suicide message sent to the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) asking for action against the actions of the NAB against the punishment.
Muhammad Nasir Sheikh:
Muhammad Nasir Shaikh, additional director (land) of KDA, the NAB was arrested on November 27, 2015, with allegations that China destroyed and plundered the country. When he died in April 2019, he became the second KDA police officer who was arrested without pay and died in custody.
Professor Dr. Tahir Amin:
Professor dr. Making Tahir Amin, a prominent pedagogue, an expert in international relations, and Vice-Chancellor Multan Bahauddin Zakaria University (PZU), accused of corruption and favoritism is financial. NAB chief has launched an investigation against him regarding complaints from former colleagues. Under intense stress, he also tried to deny suicide and died of a heart attack on April 5, 2019.
Qaisar Abbas was arrested in the case of the Nandipur Power Project on August 30, 2018. He moved to the Punjab Heart Foundation (PIC) after complaining of chest pains. He died on October 1, 2019.
Chad Chad, chairman of the staff of the Social Welfare Committee, Ministry of Commerce, Cooperative Housing Association (MOCECHS), was arrested by a bribery administration body on alleged corruption allegations by corrupt officials from the Mafia Land Association.
According to the reports, Chaudhry Arshad was under intense pressure to sign a tender document for the work of a living society when he suffered a heart attack and died on August 7, 2018.
Muhammad Saleem, deputy director (I) of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), was arrested by NAB in September 2017 in connection with a case of tax fraud in trade LDA against anonymous complaints.
Although he was suffering from hepatitis, but sent to a prison camp to be punished by a competent court. As for his health, he was transferred to an official hospital where he died in the custody of NAB on December 24, 2018.
Abdul Qawi Khan:
Abdul Qavi Khan, another KDA official, was arrested on November 27, 2015. He was accused of illegally developing and selling/buying land in a home project called “University Hill Villas”. He died under a mysterious incident at Karachi Central Prison.
“The respect of NAB for human rights is widely known. The extent to which violates the NAB human rights can only be determined by documentation, a process that clearly ignores these organizations. Surprisingly, NAB victims did not attempt to assess the institution’s critical performance based on records. In this scenario, the facts prepared by former senator Sehar Kamran can only be welcomed. The first surprising fact stated in this report is the NAB is said to be responsible for the deaths of 12 people, “IA champion Rehman said.