Former National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday challenged the formation of an inquiry commission to probe the Tayyaba Gul harassment case in the Lahore High Court (LHC), reports Dawn.

Gul had lodged a harassment case with an accountability court in Lahore. She also put the issue before the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Advocate Safdar Shaheen representing Iqbal had filed a petition with the court and made the federal government party to it.


The federal government could not form an inquiry committee because the matter was sub judice, pleaded the petitioner before the court.


Shaheen said it violated Article 10-A of the Constitution and no one could start an investigation into a case that was sub judice.

Last month, Gul said that Justice (retd) Iqbal threatened to destroy her life. She made this revelation before the PAC.

“Javed Iqbal would tell me that he will destroy my life within a minute,” said Gul.