NAB told to decide plea of Mir Shakil’s family for daily visits

LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday instructed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to decide as per law an application by family of Jang group’s editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman for visiting him on a daily basis during physical remand in a case about 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif in 1986.

The media mogul’s son Mir Ibrahim, mother and wife filed the application which said that Mr Rehman, being old and unwell, needed regular medication and care.

The applicants said Mr Rehman could suffer irreparable loss if they were not allowed to see him on a daily basis during captivity.

Presiding Judge Chau­dhry Ameer Muhammad Khan ordered the investigating officer to decide the application strictly in accordance with law and as per the policy of NAB.