LAHORE, Saturday, March 14, 2020 (WNP): An accountability court Saturday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to facilitate the meetings of Jang Group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman with his family members according to the law.
Shakil’s son Mir Ibrahim Rahman, mother Mrs Khalilur Rehman and wife Shaheena Shakeel filed an application in the court, seeking permission to visit the media mogul on a daily basis.
The application stated that Shakil is “an old and sick person, who needs medicines and other ancillaries for the safety of his health on daily basis”. Due to his poor health, the visits by his family on a daily basis are necessary to ensure the provision of medicines, food and other items, it added.
“If the above-said facilities are not allowed to be provided on [a] daily basis to [Shakil] then his health may deteriorate day by day which cannot be tolerable for him. There is [a] serious health risk due to the various ailments,” the plea said.
It further added that if the application for Shakil’s family members to visit him on a daily basis is not granted, then he “may suffer irreparable loss of his health and life”.
Accepting the request, Judge Ameer Muhammad Khan directed the NAB investigation officer to “proceed in accordance with law and SOP on the subject and facilitate the interaction of family members”.