ISLAMABAD: Heading a five-judge bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa complained that details are not being provided to the bench; hence, the court will have to keep all ground realities in view.
Justice Khosa disparaged Chairman NAB over his statement. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed remarked the Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) tried to give insurance policy for Prime Minister; but, “The NAB had passed away for us the day before.”
Hearing the arguments of Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf, the judges seemed critical of performance of the national institutions.
Justice Sheikh said the state institutions seem to say ‘do whatever you can as we will do nothing’.
Justice Sheikh said the defence of the Prime Minister by the NAB has been buried the day before.
Judges wondered as to how the court may reach any conclusion if the facts are contradictory and if the allegations were true why in the first place they were buried.
“And, in case the facts were wrong, why were they being relied upon?” the judges said adding however, it is the fundamental right of every citizen to know if his premier is eligible or not.