LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Thursday while declaring the appointment of Rana Zahid Mehmood as Director General National Accountability Bureau Punjab as illegal has restrained him to continue his job. The bench, comprising Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq and Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan heard the Petition, challenging the functioning of Rana Zahid Mehmood as Director General (DG) of NAB allegedly after his contract had expired on April 20, 2010.
The counsel of federal Government adopted a stance before the learned court that the contract of DG NAB Punjab has not been extended after April 20, 2010 therefore he is not illegible to act as DG NAB Punjab. Rana Zahid Mehmood, DG NAB Punjab in his remarks told the court that Federal Government can not cancel his contract. Only Director General (DG) NAB is authorized to cancel his contract, he said. He said he was working as DG NAB because of absence of Chairman NAB.
The petitioner’s counsel, Muhammad Azhar Siddique, told the court that NAB works under the control of Federal Government and federal Government is authorized to cancel contract of DG NAB Punjab. The court after hearing the arguments has ordered Rana Zahid Mehmood to stop working as DG NAB Punjab. – Onlinenews