New NAB chief responds to Punjab CM’s claims

  • Punjab CM had called NAB a corrupt organisation of the country

ISLAMABAD – Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, the new chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), recently came hard down hard on Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for labeling the anti-graft body a “corrupt organisation”.

Javed Iqbal, who was selected by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah, said that people who are levelling allegations of corruption have finally opened their eyes to the damages of the menace.

Talking to media during his visit to NAB Headquarters on Friday, the new appointed official said why they avoid eliminating the corruption while in power.

He added what kind of message they (the politicians) wanted to give by calling NAB corrupt at a time when new chairman has just assumed charge.

Highlighting the role of NAB against corruption, Mr. Iqbal said that the organisation will continue implementing zero tolerance policy towards corrupt officers and officials, adding that no one including him is above the law.

On Thursday, Shahbaz Sharif said hours after the indictment of his elder brother, Nawaz Sharif, in corruption cases that NAB was the most corrupt department in Pakistan.

He further said that the anti-graft watchdog was politically motivated, adding that it was unable to do anything during the tenure of former president Pervez Musharraf.