NAB’s only objective is to defame politicians: Khaqan Abbasi

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21 May, 2019 5:36 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the only objective of the NAB is to defame politicians and level baseless allegations against them.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, the former prime minister said, “How can the country be run if politicians are always targeted. The NAB chairman has no right to insult politicians. The character assassination campaign must stop now.”

Khaqan Abbasi said, “The economy is in tatters and a big share of responsibility for it rests with the NAB.”

PML-N raises questions over NAB chairman’s integrity

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi raised objections over the integrity of Javed Iqbal in light of his recent comments in an interview given to a journalist. He said that NAB is no more neutral department, clarifying that Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has never met Justice Javed.

“NAB chairman‘s claim of being offered bribe was not true,” he added. Abbasi said that the NAB chairman said that Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif are seeking a deal and ready to return money. “Either the NAB Chairman is lying or the interviewer but in both cases, politicians are being defamed.”

Aleem Khan granted bail but not Ahad, Fawad

The PML-N leader said that Fawad Hasan Fawad and former director general of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema were denied bail whereas Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan was released.

PML-N decides to launch anti-govt campaign

A day earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has decided to launch the anti-government campaign.

Speaking to the journalists after a party meeting at the Parliament House along with other PML-N leaders, former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced to stage a protest across country during different phases.

The PML-N leader said that this will be started on Youm-e-Takbir from Islamabad and Maryam Nawaz would address in public rally in the federal capital.

He announced to launch a country-wide campaign after Eidul Fitr against rampant inflation and unemployment by connecting with people. “We will tell the people on Youm-e-Takbir that [former PM] Nawaz Sharif is a political prisoner,” he added.

Demands govt to disclose IMF conditions

The PML-N demanded that the government come forward with the conditions set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) so that the public would know the deal we have made with the Fund.

Khaqan Abbasi said that there were a lot of suspicions regarding the conditions that the government had agreed to with the Fund.

NAB taking revenge beside accountability

Criticising the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Abbasi said that the reality of the anti-corruption watchdog has been laid bare in front of the Pakistani people, he mentioned, adding that, today, everyone says what the NAB is doing is not accountability but revenge.

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