Additional Session Judge Muhammad Rafat Sultan directed Station House Officer (SHO) Margalla Police station Fiaz Tanoli to submit a report on the matter on May 26.
In an application submitted before the court, she alleged that she was forced by NEF Project Director Sirajud Din, along with other employees Shabazullah, Haji Irfan, Muhammad Noor, Munir, Tanveer and others, to approve fabricated embezzlements against the foundation’s Managing Director Kamran Zafar and an employee Waqar Gilani. She said she reported the incident to Margalla police but they kept delaying registration of an FIR against the NEF employees.
She said Din had called her to the NEF head office in Islamabad on May 18 on an emergency basis and forced her to sign some company documents to forge an embezzlement case against the two NEF officials. She alleged that Din, along with the named employees, locked her in a room for 10 hours and threatened to depose her from her post if she failed to comply. “They even snatched my mobile phone from me and put me in a room for over 10 hours,” she wrote. She said after she signed the papers, they allowed her to leave the office building late at night.
Ali said she reported the incident with the Margalla police soon after she was released but the police kept delaying registration of an FIR against the NEF officials and asked her to leave an application with the department assuring her that the FIR will be filed soon.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2011.