President Alvi upholds punishment of NAB official over leaking confidential information

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From Senior Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has upheld punishment of ‘Removal from Service’ of an ex Assistant Director of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur Faheemullah over leaking of classified/confidential information that led to escape of an accused person from arrest.  President rejected appeal of Faheemullah against major penalty imposed by NAB and stated that for corrupt individuals penalty of ‘Removal from Service’ did not do justice. He directed NAB to prosecute corrupt official and others identified in inquiry in a Court of Law to punish them for wrong done to country and for doing corruption within very institution that was responsible for controlling corruption. Faheemullah-appellant was accused of unauthorizedly leaking out Warrant of Arrest of an accused Rafiq Ahmed Rajpar Ex-Deputy Director Food Department Larkana, who was wanted in food case by NAB Sukkur.

Faheemullah shared classified information with his friend Yaqoob Rajpar ex-Deputy Assistant Director NAB who is currently serving as Assistant Commissioner of Revenue Board Shikarpur. Yaqoob passed on information to Rafiq Ahmed Rajpar who managed to flee and avoided execution of Warrant of Arrest. After inquiry and adhering to all legal formalities, charges of illegal sharing of WoA were proven against Faheemullah and he was imposed in case.