Several banned outfits members arrested for collecting donations

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24 May, 2019 8:34 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Samsam Bukhari said on Friday that the several members of banned outfits were arrested for collecting the donations.

Addressing a press conference after the cabinet meeting, the minister said that the security agencies are working properly to establish peace in the provincial and federal level.

Samsam Bukhari informed that the security agencies have arrested several alleged members of banned outfits under the National Action Plan (NAP) in Lahore, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi.

He said that the alleged banned organizations members were arrested due to charity collection and other illegal activities. He clarified that these actions were not taken due to India and global pressure but for the national interest.

Commenting on the controversial interview of NAB chairman, the minister said that NAB spokesperson has already denied the fake allegations. He also dismissed report aired by a private TV channel regarding Justice (r) Javed Iqbal.

NAB terms news about Chairman as fake, baseless

The NAB has termed the news about Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal as fake, fabricated and baseless.

The NAB spokesperson said that the objective of the news is to damage credibility of NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. “Ignoring pressure and blackmailing, the NAB had arrested two members of a blackmailer group and approved a reference against them,” he declared.

The NAB spokesperson said that 42 cases had been registered against the blackmailer group across the country.

He said that the busted gang used to blackmail citizens by impersonating as NAB and FIA officers. “The ringleader, Farooq, is in Kot Lakhpat jail.”

The NAB spokesperson said that the private channel had refuted its news and accepted it against the facts. “The channel administration has also apologized to the NAB chairman,” he said.

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