NAB DG Who Was Part of Panama JIT Says Not Qualified To Probe Criminal Cases
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Director General Irfan Mangi, who was a part of a joint investigation team that probed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s corruption after Panama Papers leak, on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that he had no experience in dealing with criminal cases.
During the hearing, the NAB DG said he was an engineer by profession and lacked the ability to investigate cases of criminal nature. “I have no experience in dealing with the cases of criminal nature as I am a professional engineer,” said Mangi in response to a question by the bench.
He said he was being paid over Rs400,000 for the said post even though he had no experience.
#PanamaPapers #JIT fame officer, later made DG #NAB #rawalpindi , Irfan Mangi admits before #SC he has no experience of dealing with criminal cases as he belongs to engineering profession. @PTIofficial @CMShehbaz @BBhuttoZardari pic.twitter.com/bDBJImQp2d
— Wajih Ahmad Sheikh (@wajihsheikh) August 5, 2020
Before becoming part of the JIT, Mangi was in hot water for being hired in violation of NAB rules in 2017. But the Panama Papers verdict that saw Nawaz Sharif disqualified saved Mangi from termination.
In the verdict, the top court had directed the government that the tenure of service of the JIT members, including Mangi, shall be safeguarded and protected and no adverse actions of any nature, including transfer and posting, shall be taken against them without informing the monitoring judge appointed by the CJP.