NAB seizes record from room of Foreign Office Director Shafqat Cheema

18 May, 2016 10:09 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has seized key record from the room of Foreign Office Director Shafqat Cheema.

The record includes important files of Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal.

The FO spokesperson said that on a reference by the ministry, the NAB had been conducting investigations against Shafqat Cheema for his alleged involvement in some unlawful activities. “After following a due process, the NAB arrested the officer on Tuesday.”

He said that the ministry was extending full cooperation to NAB in the accountability and fulfillment of due process of law.

Cheema was first arrested in 1997 on charges of car theft. He was subsequently dismissed from service in 1998, but was later reinstated by the Federal Service Tribunal in 2000.

“Due to his continued undesirable activities, his services were placed at the disposal of the Establishment Division in 2007. On his plea, the Federal Service Tribunal transferred his services back to the ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008. The ministry placed a ban on his foreign postings and he could not earn any promotion as well due to his conduct. Currently he was un-assigned,” the FO spokesperson said.

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