SC dismisses PMLN plea to remove chairman NAB from his post

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed a  petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League( Nawaz)  seeking the removal of  chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (R) Javed Iqbal from his post.

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Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar  decided over the petition filed by PML-N leader Noor Ahmed Awan during a brief-in-chamber session.

Awan had filed a constitutional petition against the NAB chairman in the Supreme Court on May 12.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif demanded the NAB chairman to step down from his post over a NAB’s press release against him

The NAB press release stated after a news item published by a local newspaper incorrectly referenced the World Bank’s 2016 Migration and Remittance Book to say that India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $4.9 billion due to huge cash inflows from Pakistan attributable to money laundering by the Sharif family.

PML(N) supreme leader also demanded a written apology to be published in all Urdu and English newspapers outlet.

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