ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Friday suspended Director and inquiry officer (IO) Anti-Corruption, Rawalpindi, for misusing of authority and corruption.

The court directed the Director General Anti-Corruption (AC) Punjab to take a disciplinary action against Director Asad Naeem and IO Sabtain Qazmi, while chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ordered to proceed against these officers for corruption and misuse of power.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Maqbool Baqir was hearing the application of a female teacher of Rawalpindi Ishrat.

In pursuant to the court order, Asad Naeem and Sabtain Qazmi appeared before the bench. Justice Jawwad inquired from Asad on whose application and when he took action against Ishrat. The director told that in December 2013 Tahir Javed Awan and Farhad Shah had filed an application that Ishrat Bibi had committed forgery in official documents.

He said on that application an FIR was registered against the female teacher. However, he failed to satisfy the court regarding evidence against the lady.

Upon that Justice Jawwad observed that prima facie the FIR is based on ill-intention.

Justice Azmat expressing annoyance remarked it seemed he (Director) did not want to remain in this post. Additional Advocate General Razzak Mirza supporting the judge said injustice is committed with the lady, therefore, the FIR is being withdrawn.

Justice Azmat said in the Punjab tall claims are made about good governance, but a fake case was registered against a female teacher. Is this the good governance, he asked.

The court adjourning the case till August 15 ordered the Director General Anti-Corruption Punjab to take disciplinary action against Director AC Rawalpindi Asad Naeem and IO Sabtain Qazmi, while the chairman NAB directed to take action against these officers for corruption and misuse of authority.