Pakistan

Imran wants NAB chief appointment by Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan expressed his resentment over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s move to turn a blind eye on Panama Papers issue and evading opposition’s queries, ARY News reported.

Speaking to media here, Khan said the case regarding Panama Papers should immediately be heard.

He blasted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and said thwe accountability watchdog was encouraging corruption in the country with decisions like plea bargain.

NAB had accepted the plea bargain application of ex-Balochistan bureaucrat Mushtaq Raisani for Rs2.25bn in his corruption case of Rs 40 billion. The authority came under strong criticism from Opposition parties and different quarters for letting ‘corruption-tainted elements’ go scot-free.

He said an independent NAB must work under the Supreme Court.

The PTI chief targeted the PM, saying Mr. Sharif ‘lied’ both in the Parliament and the Supreme Court regarding his offshore wealth.

He said his party won’t accept placing regulatory authorities under ministries. We will strong oppose this government move, he warned.

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