NAB summons Khaqan Abbasi today

By: News Desk      Published: 02:53 PM, 29 Sep, 2020
NAB summons Khaqan Abbasi today

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday summoned PML-N Senior Vice-president Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a case related to the appointment of Khalid Sajjad Khokar as the managing director of Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC), reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

Abbasi, who is considered a close confidant of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, has been directed to appear at the Rawalpindi office of NAB on Wednesday (today) morning.

In this connection, the NAB said that an inquiry was already under way against the former managing director over assets beyond means.

Reacting to the news, Ahsan, the PML-N secretary-general, said it seemed that the APC had deprived those in the government of their sleep.

There could not be any drama more shamelessly and wrongheadedness, he remarked, criticising the government over targeting the opposition leaders one by one.  

But this reaction wasn’t limited to the main opposition party and its supporters, as people other than politicians too smelt a rat. “What a show of mockery have these put up!” said a journalist.

The former prime minister has been summoned as PML-N President Shehbaz, who was handed over to the NAB on 14-day physical remand earlier in the day, told reporters that they would fight the NAB-Niazi nexus till the end.

Similarly, PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah said the country would move forward only when all the institutions started working within their domain defined by the Constitution.

Rana Sana, in a press talk outside the accountability court in Lahore where Shehbaz was presented, said the NAB was acting like an agent of the government to target the opposition. 

The NAB chairman was a valueless person and being controlled by those in power, he added.

Rana Sana said each and every asset of Shehbaz had been declared before the Election Commission of Pakistan and the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR). He added that neither the NAB had not able to show any discr epancy nor any of the witnesses pointed figure to Shehbaz.