NAB denies statement of Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday denied a statement of Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin regarding the bureaucracy and NAB.
It is pertinent to mention here that Shaukat Tarin stated that the bureaucracy was not performing up to the mark owing to the fear of the NAB.
In its statement, the anti-graft watchdog body stated that Tarin’s statement has been baseless and beyond real facts. “The NAB’s 1273 references, to the tune of 1300 billion, have been under hearing in different accountability courts and among them the cases against bureaucracy are almost equal to none,” according to the statement.
“Still consistent propaganda has been underway against the National Accountability Bureau and its objective is to blame the anti-graft watchdog and to discourage the bureaucracy,” the NAB stated.
“The NAB respects the bureaucracy and appreciates its valuable services,” according to the statement.
“Justice Javed Iqbal has turned the NAB into a functional institution. The bureaucracy needs not fear the NAB, if it works under the constitution and the law,” according to the statement.
“It is an advice for the Minister of Finance to read the National Accountability Bureau ordinance thoroughly.” “The National Accountability Bureau and corruption could not go side by side,” the NAB stated on Tarin’s comments.