NAB offers concession in ending allegiance to Nawaz Sharif, claims Hanif Abbasi
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi Monday appeared before the NAB in Lahore and later talking to media person claimed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) asked offered him concessions if he is ready to leave allegiance with Nawaz Sharif, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.
NAB summoned him on 20 August and directed the PML-N leader to fill a Performa.
Abbasi said he asked NAB where he did corruption and it seems that the question has been made by someone with their ear twisting
Hanif Abbasi vowed that he will not leave three things in his life, “I will not leave Mian Nawaz Sharif, PML-N party and will face everything.”
Abbasi claimed he was told to leave the party and a message and money pack came when he was in Madinah and when he refused, the land has been narrowed for his children. “I was advised not to return back to the country. My medicine has been turned into a drug. We will go through a tough time but will not leave Nawaz Sharif alone.”
“The person who ousted me from elections, Sheikh Rasheed, there is a message for him that we are after you,” Hanif Abbasi said to Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed.
PML-N Spokesperson Mariam Aurangzaib condemned the summoning of Hanif Abbasi by NAB, the TV channel reported.
Earlier, NAB directed Hanif Abbasi a questionnaire comprising 20 queries and summoned in a case relating to the corruption in Sports Board Punjab.
The NAB has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption against Hanif Abbasi and Zulfiqar Ghuman in Punjab Sports Board (PSB). The NAB questionnaire asked Hanif Abbasi about his meeting with then Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on January 4, 2017 and what was the purpose of setting up a Project Management Unit in the PSB. The NAB asked why he put pressure on Punjab CM and other board members to form the PMU.
The NAB asked about the competent authority of the PMU and its legal status and asked as a chairman of the steering committee what powers did Hanif Abbasi had at that time.
“What was your role in the projects started under PMU and PMU did not take any action against the projects which could not be completed on time. Did you take any legal or departmental action against the incompetents of PMU or not,” NAB asked.
The NAB asked what was the placement procedure for the sports board projects and did Hanif Abbasi inquire about any project personally. Anti-graft body asked did he visit the playground before the meeting held on January 7, 2017 and did he put pressure on initiating 66 projects at once and did he point out the loss to the national exchequer to initiate 66 projects in one go.
The NAB also asked the PML-N leader why he did not review his decision when 98 out of 102 projects failed to meet the deadline in the PMU and why Hanif Abaasi chose Akram Subhan as Project Director.
The NAB asked why he gave advice on those posts which were cancelled earlier.
The NAB warned Abbasi to comply with the anti-graft body otherwise action may be taken as per law.