LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Hamza Shehbaz on Saturday demanded the formation of facts finding a committee to take up the matter pertaining to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman’s interview.
Talking to reporters after appearing before the Accountability Court in Ramzan Sugar Mills case, Shehbaz Sharif’s son said that “It is the demand of the PML(N) to form a fact-finding committee in the assembly over Javed Iqbal’s issue. ”
Furthermore, slamming the alleged NAB’s dual standards, Hamza said that NAB is not taking notice of the Peshawar Metro Bus alleged corruption.
“The government’s own report on the Peshawar Metro Bus states corruption amounting to $7 billion. Things cannot proceed like this. Opposition parties will now be united on demanding a clarification from him [NAB chairman]. Things should be made clear, otherwise, people will not accept this accountability.”
Hamza Shehbaz added that Pakistan’s economy was in dire condition and NAB was arresting traders and bothering investors. “I am not saying this, there are observations daily from the Supreme Court which state that NAB is not doing its job and the bureau needs to present proof not just arrest people.”
The NAB’s spokesperson on Wednesday dismissed the reports of the interview allegedly given by Justice (R) Javed Iqbal to a columnist lambasting certain political leaders for creating hurdles in the way of investigation.