No power can dictate NAB for accountability process: Javed Iqbal
ISLAMABAD (News) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has said that no power can dictate the corruption watchdog body for accountability process on Thursday.
Addressing a ceremony of cheques distribution, the anti-graft watchdog body chief mentioned that the NAB and economy can move side-by-side but corruption cannot run with NAB.
“The one, who looted the money of national exchequer, will have to pay to the losses,” he explained. He also said that the courts would have dissolved NAB’s law if it was found ‘black’.
Giving clear message to corrupt people, the corruption watchdog body chief said that the NAB has no black law but it has black law for those people who looted the money of the country.
Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal explained that the NAB has no interest to make the case but where needed, the case should be made.
NAB chairman gives approval for reference against MQM-P leader
Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Monday gave approval for one reference and 12 inquiries in corruption cases.
Justice (r) Javed Iqbal chaired Executive Board meeting. During the meeting, he approved filing corruption reference against Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Abdul Rauf Siddiqui.
“Abdul Rauf Siddiqui is accused of illegal hiring and money embezzlement in national exchequer,” said the NAB spokesperson. The NAB has also approved another inquiry against former president National Bank Saeed Ahmed.
“Saeed Ahmed is a co-accused with deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in money laundering case. He is also accused of illegal hiring,” said the NAB spokesman.
On April 28, the corruption watchdog body had apprehended two bank officers in fake bank accounts case in Karachi. The NAB Rawalpindi team had taken two bank officers, Sher Ali and Muhammad Farooq, into custody over their alleged involvement in fake accounts case.
NAB officials had said that the bank officers were arrested on the charges of providing tampered record to the anti-graft watchdog and their alleged corruption and involvement in approval of loan for Park Lane Estates Pvt Ltd.