Pak govt. forms judicial panel to probe PM corruption case officer’s ‘suicide’

Islamabad, Jan 21: The government of Pakistan has formed a judicial commission to probe the death of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigator who allegedly committed suicide last week.

NAB officer Kamran Faisal, who was investigating the Rental Power Plants case involving the Prime Minister, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room on Friday.

Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal will head the commission, and will select two officers to be part of the commission. The commission will present its report within two weeks, reports The Express Tribune.

Meanwhile, police summoned four of Faisal’s NAB colleagues to record their statements.

NAB Assistant Director Asghar Khan, Faisal’s supervisor and a fellow investigator in the RPP case, was among those asked to appear before Secretariat Police. Data entry operators Momin Khan and Sohaib Ahmed, and Muhammad Najeeb were summoned for questioning.

During initial investigations, police seized Faisal’s phone and desktop computer to secure any data that could provide possible leads in the case.

A five-member medical board that examined Faisal’s body said in their report that the death was caused by ‘strangulation, which was most probably suicidal in nature’. (ANI)