Pak govt. in no mood to arrest PM Ashraf following NAB chief's u-turn in court

Islamabad, Jan. 17 (ANI): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman has called the investigation report earlier submitted to the Supreme Court in the Rental Power Projects (RPP) case "inaccurate", making it apparent that the government has no intention of letting the prime minister go behind bars.

Earlier on Tuesday, the apex court had ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf after reviewing the two investigation reports submitted by NAB. However, NAB chairman Fasih Bokhari, during Thursday's hearing claimed that the reports did not have the complete record of the case, reports The Express Tribune.

Bokhari also said the investigation officers had worked in a hurry and did not provide proofs in their reports.

The court's order to arrest Ashraf, which was given while Dr Tahirul Qadri's long march was underway in Islamabad, caused uproar across the country.

The Karachi Stock Exchange 100-index had crashed by more than 500 points, while riots were also reported across the city.

Some legal experts have maintained that the prime minister can perform his duties as the chief executive of the country even from the confines of a prison cell. (ANI)


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