NAB prosecutor on fake accounts case survives assassination attempt
National Accountability Bureau prosecutor Wasiq Malik survived an assassination attempt late Tuesday night after two unknown motorcyclists opened fire at him in Islamabad’s Sawan.
While talking to the media, Malik said there were two men riding on motorcycles who fired at him while he was in his car.
“They first shot at me when I slowed down, then came another shot. When I was getting out [of the car], they shot for the third time,” he said.
Malik had represented NAB in the Al-Azizia reference case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. He had also headed the legal team of a joint investigation team formed to investigate the fake accounts case.
Justice (retd.) Javed Iqbal NAB’s chairman has taken notice of the incident.
According to him, such incidents lower the spirits of NAB personnel. Iqbal has directed the NAB Rawalpindi DG to inquire the police about the inadequate security arrangements for Malik.
Amir Zulfiqar Islamabad’s IG has tasked two team with apprehending the attackers. These teams will work under the supervision of Waqar udding Syed Operations DIG and Investigations SP Dr Mustafa Tanvir.
However, Malik has expressed his reservations regarding both policemen’s involvement, saying he does not trust either of the them and can not investigate his matter.
“I don’t think both of them can or will investigate my matter,” Malik claimed.
This is the second time attack on a NAB official since August. On August 8, some unknown men opened fire on NAB Deputy Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi in Islamabad’s Sector I-8.