NAB allegations a grave issue, says Nawaz

Published: May 11, 2018
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Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

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.”

CM Shehbaz rejects NAB money laundering allegations against Nawaz

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.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Salman
    May 11, 2018 - 2:56PM

    Who really cares what a corrupt former ruler – who will insha’Allah be jailed for 14 years for destroying the country – thinks about NAB or the Judiciary of the Army! Recommend

  • Manzoor Ahmed
    May 11, 2018 - 3:12PM

    There definitely is an issue with $4.9 billion dollars but only in amount. There is no doubt this fool laundered money to his yaar Modi but how much this needs to be investigated and I believe it is. Money has been laundered to India and its mentioned in the official reports that money was being illegally transferred to India.Recommend

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