| GEO Pakistan|
| Khosa canít probe Punjab Bank scam: govt|
| Updated at: 1313 PST, Friday, June 11, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: The government has informed Supreme Court that D.G FIA Tariq Khosa could not head the NAB investigations as he is serving as secretary Anti Narcotics whereas court has constitute a four-member committee for the appointment of new investigation officer,
The Establishment Division Friday submitted a letter in the court in which, the court was informed that former D.G. FIA Tariq Khosa could not head the NAB probe as he is holding responsibilities in the Anti Narcotics ministry.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry in his remarks said system will work without interruption.
A three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry with Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday and Justice Ghulam Rabbani hearing the case of Punjab Bank scam.
The court in its previous hearing had issued orders for nominating Tariq Khosa as head of the case investigations. The Establishment Division in its reply today informed the court that Tariq Khosa was working in the Ministry of Anti Narcotics so as he could not head the investigation team of the case.
The court was informed that the names of three officials have been proposed to head the probe including CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmed, Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Fayyaz Ahmed and Additional I.G. Lahore Aftab Sultan.
Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday in his remarks said the court has authority to nominate an investigation officer. The hearing of the case later adjourned till June 16.