The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a rejoinder issued on Sunday, said that news item appearing in a section of press on April 27 and April 30 on the subject, “NAB and FBR stay put inquiries into Panama leaks” was baseless. NAB would like to vehemently refute the contents of the story on the above noted dates in as far as it pertains to NAB and suffice it to say that it is based upon conjectures, rumours and hypothesis. The anti-graft body said that there was no basis of the news story and why it was not refuted on the first instance was not to lend credibility to such conjectures. But the repeat assertions compel the organisation to issue this rejoinder by stating unequivocally that the story was misleading and erroneous. NAB said that making a story out of leaks from lower level contacts from within an organisation do not go well with the professionalism of senior journalists who have opportunities to get the correct version from senior management.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2016.