NAB’s actions politically motivated: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Says no work can be done with the anti-graft watchdog around

Our Correspondent September 30, 2020
PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. PHOTO: File

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reiterated on Wednesday that National Accountability Bureau’s actions were politically motivated and said that no work could be done while the anti-graft watchdog was around.

Speaking to the media outside NAB Rawalpindi, Abbasi said that the bureau can arrest him if it wants but they should let the country function.

The former prime minister called Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest ‘political revenge’ and maintained that it was getting difficult for the democratic system to work in this country.  

“No country in the world can progress without democracy,” he added.

The former premier added that he was accused of wrongfully appointing the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council managing director.

“Right now, Pakistan’s biggest issue is the appointment of PMDC’s MD appointed six years ago!”  he said.

“All the appointments made in our tenure were wrong except for the appointment of NAB’s chairman. If all the appointments were wrong then cases should be made against all of them and this farce should be stopped.”

The former prime minister added that NAB was being used only to disrespect politicians and ministers.



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