The former PM says there is nothing in the Constitution in this regard, and if the government makes an attempt to extend NAB Chairman Justice (r ) Javed Iqbal’s tenure it will be exposed.
ISLAMABAD: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-July 13th, 2021) PML-N senior leader and former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday opposed extension of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal, saying that Constitution was silent on the subject matter.
Abbasi said there was no such thing as extension in the constitution and the government's intention will be exposed if it tries to extend NAB chairman’s tenure. “NAB chairman is the government's subordinate and makes cases on its behalf,” he alleged.
The former prime minister vowed to fight the NAB ‘atrocities’ and said if there would be any case against the NAB chairman then he must be held accountable for allowing his office to be used politically.
The PML-N senior leader said, “In LNG reference, around 13 members of my family and friends are being framed. The reality of this case has already been told by Islamabad High Court in its detailed judgment of bail plea. The court wrote there was no financial benefit charge in this case”
He said that the incumbent government did not find any corruption scandal of the Nawaz Sharif era. Abbasi also mentioned the alleged scandals of the government like petroleum prices and the Ring Road scandal. NAB was only to divide the opposition, he added.