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The earlier Pakistan abolishes NAB, the higher: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

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  • Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Pakistan should abolish NAB for its betterment
  • Says the “the most corrupt government in power at present”
  • Says many different names are going to be uncovered in Broadsheet scandal

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and senior PML-N chief Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday mentioned that “the sooner Pakistan decides to do away with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the better”.

He was addressing a press convention together with senior PML-N leaders Ahsan Iqbal and Khurram Dastgir Khan within the federal capital on Friday.

Referring to the Broadsheet LLC scandal and criticising the nation’s accountability watchdog for the “corruption therein” Abbasi mentioned that the earlier the state decides to abolish the bureau, the higher it might be for the nation.

“Many other people are going to be exposed in the Broadsheet scandal,” he mentioned, including that at current, Pakistan has the “most corrupt government in power”.

“Those appointed to track down corruption turned out to be the most corrupt in the country themselves,” he mentioned. “Every job is being sold in the Punjab government today. How will corrupt people stop corruption?”

Talking in regards to the former Supreme Court docket decide Azmat Saeed who has been appointed to move the Broadsheet Inquiry, Abbasi mentioned that he “requests Azmat Saeed not to head the inquiry because he himself was part of NAB.”

“Don’t be a part of the deal which puts the country’s honour at stake,” he mentioned.

Learn extra: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi meets Nawaz Sharif in London: sources

Justice (retd) Azmat Saeed was employed because the deputy prosecutor basic of NAB within the 12 months 2000 for a interval of 1 12 months. He was appointed particular prosecutor of NAB in 2001 to pursue circumstances earlier than the accountability courts at Attock Fort and Rawalpindi.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi additional mentioned that the Broadsheet scandal is just not about probing corruption value a number of million rupees however it’s the “story of destroying politics in the country.”

He additionally urged the PTI authorities to make the Broadsheet LLC inquiry clear and share its findings with the general public.

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