Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday asked the freshly-elected government, led by the party president, Shehbaz Sharif, to dissolve the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and hold accountable its employees.
“NAB’s employees looted and tortured people for years. It’s time they should be held accountable,” he said while speaking to media in Islamabad today morning.
Abbasi assailed the bureau chairman, and accused him of “being fully under control” of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and former PM Imran Khan. “He used to take instructions [from the previous government].”
He claimed that a minister from the previous government used to give out orders to the NAB chief telling him to register fake cases, arrest people and defame them.
He also bemoaned that NAB was unable to prove a single reference or inquiry against the party leaders during the last four years. “Why didn’t they investigate people who were involved in corruption worth billions [of rupees] and were sitting in the federal cabinet,” Abbasi demanded.
He said it was time to hold NAB accountable. “We are not taking revenge from anyone. We just want to expose the reality of NAB in front of the public. Accountability exists in the country but if you want to indulge in corruption, go to NAB,” Abbasi said.