NA committee summons NAB chairman today


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From Our Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has summoned National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal for initiating a probe into ‘baseless’ allegations of money laundering against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

The NAB chairman has been ordered to appear before the committee on May 16, in person, to brief on the probe into allegations of money laundering against the deposed prime minister.

PML-N MNA Chaudhary Ashraf will be heading the committee, which took notice over a point of order raised by PML-N assembly member Rana Hayat

The committee also ordered the NAB chief to be accompanied by officers involved in the probe.

On May 8, taking notice of a misleading newspaper article based on a ‘flawed’ report of the World Bank, the anti-corruption watchdog started verification whether Nawaz was involved in sending $4.9 billion to India.

The graft-buster maintains it is authorised to investigate money laundering as per the law.

It also dispelled the impression the NAB wanted to hurt anybody or take revenge. “The bureau does not believe in taking revenge, but it is determined to eliminate corruption from the country without discrimination.”

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