Islamabad, March 18, 2019 (PPI-OT): Syed Amjad Shah, Vice-Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council has expressed deep sense of grief and sorrow on the sad demise of Brig (R) Asad Munir who allegedly has committed suicide after being depressed and frustrated on account of initiation of investigation against him by the NAB authorities on the charges of misuse of authority.
While strongly condemning the very unfortunate incident, he also severely criticized irrational and witch-hunt approach of officials of NAB to arrest people even before any reasonable pre-arrest investigation and without presence of solid evidence. The NAB officials deplorably often become overzealous in pursuing frivolous complaints based on hearsay allegations to harass the innocent people and to treat them guilty even before completion of some credible investigation which undermines the basic principle that “one is innocent unless proven guilty”.
He, therefore, demanded of the Chairman, NAB to look into the matter and order thorough inquiry of the unfortunate incident of the death of Brig. (R) Asad Munir, ensuring also reformation of the process of investigation of cases against individuals in NAB cases.
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