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Cabinet-approved commission to investigate harassment allegations against ex-NAB chief

The government has established an inquiry commission in order to look into the sexual misconduct claim made by Tayyaba Gul against former National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman (retired) Justice Javed Iqbal.

On Saturday, according to a notification released by the Cabinet Division, the commission was made up of three people, including Rabiya Javeri Agha, chair of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), Anis Haroon, member of the NCHR from Sindh, and Nadeem Ashraf, member of the NCHR from Punjab.

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The commission will look into the complaints of sexual offences made by the complainant, including charges of harassment, assault, outraging and insulting modesty, misbehavior, misconduct, misuse, and abuse of authority.

A person’s guilt or innocence for an offence listed in the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) 1860 would also be decided by the panel.

The panel will also look into Tayyaba’s claim that the audio and video that she gave to the authorities were released to the media “for ulterior motive and design”.

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The commission will have the same authority as a criminal court under Section 10 of the PPC. The commission will also make recommendations for action in light of its findings.

The problem was made public after a private TV network published an audio tape from a phone call between Tayyaba and the former NAB chairman in July 2020.

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