Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has on Friday said that Pakistan should abolish the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for the betterment of Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference alongside PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, Shahid Khaqan said,”Many other people are going to be exposed in the Broadsheet scandal,” adding that at present, 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 said. “Every job is being sold in the Punjab government today. How will corrupt people stop corruption?”
Speaking about the former Supreme Court judge Azmat Saeed who has been appointed to head the Broadsheet Inquiry, Abbasi said that he “requests Azmat Saeed not to head the inquiry because he himself was part of NAB.”
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“Don’t be a part of the deal which puts the country’s honour at stake,” he said.
Justice (R) Azmat Saeed was employed as the deputy prosecutor general of NAB in the year 2000 for a period of one year. He was appointed special prosecutor of NAB in 2001 to pursue cases before the accountability courts at Attock Fort and Rawalpindi.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi further said that the Broadsheet scandal is not about probing corruption worth a few million rupees but it is the “story of destroying politics in the country.”