‘NAB doesn’t need to inform’, SC ruling
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) no longer needs to tell people in advance about their arrest, ruled Supreme Court (SC).
A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, heard NAB’s appeal against Lahore High Court verdict which had made it necessary for Bureau to tell people in advance that they would be arrested.
An examination of National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, revealed that NAB can arrest any person without informing them, Court said.
Apex Court has ordered NAB to arrest people if it has strong evidence against them. “Needless to say, if sufficient material has been gathered to connect a person to commission of an offense, obviously NAB can arrest such a person,” Court order said. In this regard, Court said that it expects that NAB would not misuse this power.