Being pressurised to speak against Zardari: Dr Asim

Justice hurried is justice burried, Selective documents produced: Naek

By Nasir Mahmood

KARACHI: In the JJVL (Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited) case hearing yesterday the NAB failed to produce full record of the statements of eight Prosecution Witnesses (PWs). These witnesses are not produced in the court and according to defence lawyers the prosecution has hidden certain evidences and material. It is learnt that Dr Asim may be filing a case in the Accountability Bureau for production of the documents concealed by NAB. In a chat with media outside the court Dr Asim disclosed that he was maltreated by an official named Fateh Gambhir who was pressurizing him to give statement against Asif Ali Zardari. Similarly, two other accused including Zuhair Siddiqui were also pressurized to give statement against Dr Asim. Earlier, the NAB court IV adjourned the hearing of JJVL case for July 04. The counsel for Dr Asim and others pointed out before the court that prosecution is duty-bound to supply copies of all statements of witnesses recorded in the case. Farooq H. Naek said ‘justice hurried is justice burried’. He also raised an objection and said that before framing a charge it is a duty of the prosecution to provide full record of the witnesses. The court issued notice to NAB for production of said record before next date of hearing.