NAB welcomes PM Nawaz’s statement

Latest Update: February 17, 2016 | 268 Views

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) respects the remarks of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about the functioning of anti-graft body, a spokesman said.

“We had inherited some issues and steps were being taken to address them,” the spokesman said in a statement today.

The NAB is an independent body because of government’s policy of non-interference,” he said, adding that accountability process would be improved in the light of suggestions given by the prime minister.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Sharif warned the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against ‘harassing’ government employees.

“The NAB must perform its duty responsibly. They barge into houses and offices and harass innocent people without looking into authenticity of cases,” the PM observed.

He was addressing his party workers at Bahawalpur city of Punjab.

“They (NAB officials) dishonor people in unlawful cases, inflict hindrance, harass and terrify government officers,” the PM stated.

“I have brought this issue into NAB chairman’s notice. He must take action otherwise the government will initiate necessary and legal action,” he vowed.


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