The latest alleged off the record interview of Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Jvaed Iqbal, has stirred controversy over his reported comments published in a local Urdu newspaper, wherein he had allegedly accused prominent political figures from both the government and opposition parties of involvement in corruption and influencing the cases against them.
The Famous columnist Javed Chaudhary ha allegedly himself explain the things he published in his column related to ongoing high profile cases. Moreover, the column doesn’t present the facts, and whatever said about some personalities and cases is not correct.
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Columnist has himself explain the things he published in his column, and NAB has already issued a clarification in this regard. Moreover, the column doesn’t present the facts, and whatever said about some personalities and cases is not correct.”
Zaradri will take action:
Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Zali Zardari on Tuesday (May 21) said that he will take action against NAB Chief as does not have the right to give an interview.
NAB Chairman’s Controversial Comments Sets Opposition on Fire
His post does not allow him to do this. We will take action against it,” Zardari told reporters outside the accountability court. “The law says the accused is the favourite child of the court unless there is proof of guilt. Right now no one is guilty and you [NAB] are placing people in handcuffs, drag the elderly to jail and then say run the economy,” the former president added.
On the other hand former Prime Minister nad senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has raised objections over the impartiality of NAB chairman and said that NAB Chairman should not give any statement which shows favour or discrimination towards any party, adding that in the interview Justice (retd) Javaid Iqbal said that Ahad Cheema’s arrogance took him to the task.
“The only propose of NAB is to defame politicians and put baseless allegations on them. How can the country run if politicians are always targeted,” said the veteran Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has refuted the contents of a story on its chairperson Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal aired by a private news channel. The story aired by the private news channel is “against the facts, fabricated and based on lies”, the anti-graft body said in a statement on Thursday.
“This is a group of blackmailers aiming to damage the repute of the NAB, chairman NAB,” it said, adding that the watchdog has apprehended two individuals, “despite pressure”.
“There are 42 FIRs registered against this blackmailer group,” the NAB noted further in its statement, adding that there is evidence present against the said group pertaining to its involvement in blackmailing and kidnapping for ransom. “There has also been evidence against this group for defrauding people,” it said.
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25 August, 2019