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Shah Mahmood Qureshi refutes claims of PTI government’s linkage with NAB


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

30th Dec, 2020. 07:53 pm
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As Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif was arrested on Tuesday in a case related to assets more than income, Foriegn Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that it is unnatural and inappropriate to link National Accountability Burea (NAB) with PTI.

During a media talk at Press Infromation Dpeartment (PID), Shah Mahmood said NAB itself is an independent body, it has nothing to do with the government.

The Foriegn Minister said that PTI was not involved in the appointment of NAB chairman and the law under which NAB was operating was not made by PTI.

PML-N leader Khawaja Asif was involved in FATF legislation and he predicted that things would create difficulties for him in the coming days, said Qureshi.

He further added that NRO is the name of a relief under the guise of which he wanted to move forward while in every civilized society no one is above the law.

Further targeting the Opposition, the Foriegn Minister added that the alliance of the PDM is unnatural, and is destined to disintegrate.

People of different views have gathered under the umbrella of PDM to secure NRO and get relief in their cases, said FM Qureshi.

The Minister said the meeting of the PPP’s Central Executive Committee has made it clear that the PPP has withdrawn from the PDM’s narrative.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the PPP has decided to contest the Senate elections and by-elections. He said if they had been serious in tendering resignations from assemblies en bloc, they would not have desired for taking part in by-elections.

Imran Khan Using NAB For Political Vengeance: Maryam Nawaz

Earlier, Maryam Nawaz had threatened the government of befitting the response for ‘kidnapping’ party lawmaker Khawaja Asif on Tuesday if he is not released shortly.

She earlier he could not convince the investigation committee on how he possessed wealth beyond his income.

Government is visibly fraught with distress over Pakistan Democratic Movement, said Maryam, adding that now it is going for desperate measures.

Khawaja Asif’s arrest goes on to show how anxious the government has become as it reckoned the power of PDM, said Maryam Nawaz.

Even the courts have often acknowledged and admitted that NAB has become a tool of political engineering in Pakistan, she said.

Maryam further claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan is using the accountability bureau for political vengeance.

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