Chairman NAB Says Probing Into Corruption Not Crime But Duty


PESHAWAR: Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said that probing into corruption is not a crime.

Chairman NAB while addressing a ceremony in Peshawar said that its not a crime to ask questions about corruption. He said making queries about how and where it was done is duty of NAB.

During the press conference NAB Chief said that he will probe into corruption even if someone calls it crime.

Reaffirming his view about not tolerating corruption anymore, Chairman NAB Iqbal said that whatever the anti-corruption bureau was doing was doing so in best in best interest of the state.

He said no statuettes of limitations were crossed by NAB, adding that the Bureau remained in its constitutional jurisdictions. He said that the body was doing its job and will continue to do so in unveiling corruption in the country.

NAB Chairman recently came under fire by the ruling party, PML-N and Nawaz Sharif himself after a money laundering probe. The probe was into laundering $4.9 billion to India by Nawaz Sharif and other leaders in 2016.

The NAB chairman had taken notice of the corruption in a local news column. The column highlighted the laundering by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others. The column had claimed that the incident was mentioned in the World Bank’s Migration and Remittance Book 2016.

However the World Bank had issued a statement on May 8 denying such claims. World Bank said it did not name any individuals or point towards instance of money laundering.

Nawaz Sharif has said to consult legal team for action against the baseless allegations of Chairman NAB. Nawaz Sharif said that the Bureau Chairman should either provide evidence or resign from his post.


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