Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif termed the money laundering allegations against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a grave issue that needs to be addressed, Express News reported.
Speaking to journalists outside an accountability court, hearing references filed against him by the anti-graft watchdog, Nawaz said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had called a central executive committee (CEC) meeting later today to deliberate matter pertaining to NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal.
“How worse can the circumstances get?” remarked the ousted premier. “The engineers of the current situation should also be ready to find a solution.”
Reiterating his stance on the supreme court’s verdict, he said; “I was removed from the party presidency and disqualified for life. Such an example was not even set during martial laws.”
The PML-N Quaid was referring to a notice taken by NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal alleging that Nawaz laundered $4.9 billion to India.
The claims were shot down by the Washington-based World Bank on the same day as its local office denied that allegations were levelled against the PML-N leader in its remittance report.
On Thursday, Nawaz had gives a 24 hours deadline to the accountability bureau for proving allegations against him. He demanded an apology and resignation of Iqbal if NAB failed to do so.