NAB chief's production warrants will be issued if he skips Senate: Mandviwalla

By: News Desk      Published: 05:51 PM, 20 Dec, 2020
NAB chief's production warrants will be issued if he skips Senate: Mandviwalla

Senate Deputy Chairman Salim Mandviwala on Sunday reiterated that the NAB chairman will be summoned to the upper house of the parliament to answer questions regarding Bureau’s illegal actions, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a news conference in Lahore, Salim Mandviwala said "production warrants" will be issued for the NAB chairman if he refuses to appear in the Senate.

After NAB froze more than three million shares of different companies registered in Mandviwala's name with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) in connection with the fake accounts case last month, the Senate deputy chairman has vowed to expose the bureau internationally. 

He earlier announced that a special session of the Senate will be requisitioned to take up a privilege motion that he has submitted against NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal.

   On Sunday, he conceded that it was a "failure" on the part of political parties to not have amended the National Accountability Ordinance. He said businessmen had nothing to do with NAB but it issued notices to people for even selling a private plot or importing something.

"We must pass a law that whenever an allegation is levelled against a parliamentarian, they will be held accountable by the parliament," he said.

Mandviwala said all of the hearings of the Senate committee that will take up the issue will be transparent and will be held before the media in which all of NAB's alleged wrongdoings will be discussed including "fake degrees, fake domiciles and assets beyond means" of the bureau's officials.