LAHORE: Leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) have demanded to dissolve the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Senior PML-N leaders including Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi made this demand during a press conference in Lahore.
Khawaja Saad said it was obligatory for all the political parties and the parliament to legislate in this regard and dissolve the NAB. He said the parliament should formulate a new accountability institution.
Ahsan Iqbal said that the NAB was being utilized for political engineering in the country. The Khawaja brothers were kept in confinement for 16 months by the accountability bureau, he said.
Shahid Khaqan said that the high court had exposed reality of the accountability watchdog. He said it was easy for them to surrender to the NAB, however they held their heads up high against it. He said the federal institution caught the opposition leaders for alleged embezzlement, however, it could not find those sitting in the government benches and involved in corruption.
The ex-prime minister said the Supreme Court had written in a statement that the NAB was a tool to extend government’s tenure.
Ahsan Iqbal said people who were supporting the opposition parties were being scared. He said the incumbent government was incompetent and corrupt. It was mandatory for integrity of the country to oust the government.