NA committee summons NAB chairman over ‘money laundering’ charges against Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly’s standing committee for Law and Justice summoned the NAB chief Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal in the money laundering interrogation against Nawaz Sharif, Newsone reported on Tuesday.

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According to details, the session of standing committee for law and justice will take place at 2.00 pm tomorrow.

The committee also ordered the NAB chief to be accompanied by officers involved in the probe. Committee chairman Chaudhary Ashraf will preside the session.

On May 8, NAB had issued a press release stating that will probe alleged laundering of $4.9 billion to India by Nawaz and others.

The press release mentioned that the information was taken from the Migration and Remittance Book 2016. However, the State Bank of Pakistan had rejected this information on September 21, 2016, the petition noted.

A petition also submitted before the Supreme Court of Pakistan, seeking the court to dismiss chairman National Accountability Bureau(NAB) Justice(R) Javed Iqbal from heading anti-graft body.

On Thursday, Nawaz had demanded the NAB chairman to present proof of money-laundering against him within 24 hours or resign.

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