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NAB DG Who Was Part of Panama JIT Says Not Qualified To Probe Criminal Cases

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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.

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.




1 Comment

  1. Mohammad Baig August 5, 2020

    Mr. Mangi’s aboutturn, whom to benefit and damage the whole proceedings.

    This tricky statement if true will naturally benefit the looters and the grabbers and confirm their stance that the whole process of Panama Papers was a designed and managed to ultimately gun down the Nawaz Sharif and company and badly discredit the whole proceedings of the judiciary and the role of the Supreme Court’ was at risk and doubtful and the convicted Sharifs and company were the most decent, honest, fair, free and transparent fellows.
    The statement posed in the Supreme Court by Mor. Mangi is not a lose fire and will damage the reputation of the proceeding and the decision and provide lot of materials to the looters, the grabbers and their loved media and their puppets in the parliament and the media to ascertain the verdict as the wrong and the biased one unfortunately.

    The statement is not a minor one and has a longer and lasting impact on the running proceedings of the courts and especially on the nature, credibility, fair, free and transparent performance of the NAB already badly under firing of the media and the opposition.


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