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Imran decries ‘shameful’ clean chit given to Ishaq Dar

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that clean chit given to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for political purposes is rather shameful.

He was referring to the case against Dar for illegal assets beyond his means since last fifteen years, which he said exposes the dismal performance of NAB.

He urged the Supreme Court to intervene and take action against the lack of impartiality and bias of the accountability watchdog.

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 He said that the if the NAB was performing as required then the names of Nawaz Sharif and his family would not have appeared in the Panama Papers. He said that inquiry against Dar was dropped just as the opposition was gearing to file a reference against him.

OPPOSITION MEETING CALLED

PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the people want accountability of corrupt officials in the government and those who have named in the Panama Papers. However, the government always cry afoul that undemocratic forces were threatening democracy when the time for accountability was near.

Qureshi said that they have called a meeting of opposition parties on 19th July in Islamabad, to chalk out a plan to put political and legal pressure on the government over investigation in the Panama Papers.

He congratulated Turkish President Erdogan for the failed coup attempt in his country, and said that it was appreciable the way the people of Turkey had come out in support of the government and thwarted the attempt by the Turkish president. He reiterated that all political parties in Pakistan had a firm belief in democracy.

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