NAB officer investigating Rental Power case commits suicide

NAB officer investigating Rental Power case commits suicide

National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Assistant Director Kamran Faisal reportedly committed suicide on Friday, Media quoted sources as saying.

Faisal was assisting Asghar Khan in investigating the Rental Power Plants case.Police was called to investigate his suicide.Express News correspondent Haider Naseem quoted sources as saying that Faisal was under a lot of pressure and depression. However, the actual cause of the suicide cannot be ascertained until investigations conclude.He was residing at Federal Lodges, an accommodation provided by NAB to its fficials.

Case background

Earlier last year, the court directed NAB  to proceed against all government functionaries involved, including the ministers for water and power during whose tenure the RPPs were approved or set up, and the minister and finance secretary holding charge when down payment for RPPs was increased from 7% to 14%.Liaquat Jatoi and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf were water and power ministers in 2006 and 2008, respectively, while Shaukat Tareen was the finance minister in 2008, when down payment was increased.Of the 19 RPP deals signed initially, only nine were allowed to function after a damning Asian Development Bank evaluation report. Subsequently, six of those nine RPPs were discontinued. – TheExpressTribune

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