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The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar Monday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to keep all of its inquiries discreet.
The chief justice issued the directives during his meeting with Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal in the former’s chamber here on Monday.
Justice Nisar said the anti-graft body, while filing a reference, should not insult a citizen. Nab prosecutor Syed Asghar Haider was also present at the meeting.
Last week too, the chief justice had asked the anti-corruption watchdog to not malign the individuals being probed by it.
During a hearing on airing the names on the media of people being inquired by NAB, Justice Nisar had remarked the anti-graft body did not have the authority to declare someone a convict until the charges were proven.
He said the NAB should not consider every other person a thief and refrain from maligning people because their reputation would be ruined, even if they came out clear of the charges pressed against them.

Abdul Gh Lone