September 24, 2023

Woman claims she was stripped naked, filmed in NAB custody

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<<NAB ex-chairman Javed Iqbal skips PAC meeting again>>

Tayyaba Gul, the victim of alleged sexual harassment by the former National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, on occasion, told the PAC that she was asked by Iqbal to remain silent and not to disclose her ordeal to anybody.
“I was not listened to at any forum,” she said, adding, “As many as 40 FIRs were registered against me and I was also nominated in a NAB reference of worth Rs20 million.”
“DG NAB Saleem Shahzad stripped me naked and filmed it,” Tayyaba said, adding that even her name was put on the Exit Control List (ECL).
Tayyaba also revealed that the former watchdog head had threatened her with ‘dire consequences’.
“Javed Iqbal would tell me that he will destroy my life within a minute,” Tayyaba told Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
“My number was written on the request filed for the recovery of a missing person, and he [Iqbal] kept calling me time and again,” she said, recalling that Iqbal used to tell her that if she did not respond, no meeting would be held.
She went on to allege that her husband and she were arrested on the direction of the former chairman of NAB. “I was arrested by male officers and cannot even share the barbarity that I endured during the car ride,” she narrated.
The woman further said that former principal secretary Azam Khan and Tahir A. Khan, owner of a private TV channel, summoned me and asked me to hand over these videos to them.
She played all her objectionable audios and videos at meeting so that those in attendance could see for themselves the level of sexual harassment she had to endure. Meanwhile Former National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal again skipped his appearance before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) a meeting of which was held under the chairmanship of Noor Alam Khan on Thursday,
Acting NAB Chairman Zahir Shah came to the PAC meeting for a briefing.
The PAC chairman directed the members to keep their cell phones off during the meeting.
He also expressed his displeasure over absence of the finance secretary from the PAC meeting yesterday.
“You were in a meeting with the prime minister yesterday [and still you did not attend the PAC meeting]. You must take the PAC seriously,” Chairman Noor Alam Khan said to the finance secretary.
On the occasion, Senator Hilal-ur-Rehman submitted a plea against corruption in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programme which led to a heated argument between PAC Chairman Noor Alam Khan and PAC member Shibli Faraz.isisl

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