ISLAMABAD - In an unprecedented and unexpected move that is being considered as activism of National Accountability Bureau, NAB Chairman, Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari, has taken notice of a matter of open showing of votes by members of the provincial assembly (MPAs) of Balochistan during secret balloting for adopting no-confidence motion against speaker of the assembly.

Chairman NAB has instructed the Director General NAB, Balochistan to submit a report within seven days on the entire episode. A statement issued by NAB here on Friday says that Chairman NAB has taken notice of the fact that during a secret balloting in Balochistan Assembly for adopting a no confidence motion against the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly, Aslam Bhootani, several MPAs could be seen on camera showing their votes to government officials.  “This indicates misuse of authority and makes a farce of the process of secret ballot,” further says the statement. Chairman NAB has therefore instructed the DG NAB Balochistan to submit a report within seven days in this regard.