THIS refers to influential NAB officials who are playing with the future of more than 400 meritorious candidates.
In November 2011, National Accountability Bureau advertised 360 posts of investigators in different categories.
In response, National Accountability Bureau received thousands of applications.
These applicants were scrutinised at different stages through written test and psychological assessment tests conducted by the National Testing Service.
More than 400 people qualified for the interview, which was conducted by National Accountability Bureau in November 2012.
Meanwhile, some employees of National Accountability Bureau got a restraint order from the Islamabad High Court through a writ petition which was dismissed on Jan 30. Even after that NAB failed to issue offer letters to successful candidates.
A powerful lobby in the bureau which wants to accommodate its own people is not letting the process to conclude in time. They are creating hurdles in the way of these 400 meritorious candidates. They did the same in 2008.
It is pertinent to point out that the premier anti-corruption body is working with 30 per cent of its sanctioned strength which is affecting its performance.
NAME WITHHELD ON REQUEST Wazirabad, Gujranwala