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PML-N’s Amir Muqam appears before NAB Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Amir Muqam appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Peshawar today after receiving a third summon of the anti-graft body on Wednesday (yesterday).

The NAB officials questioning Amir Muqam at the anti-corruption watchdog’s Peshawar office in connection with corruption charges against him.

The NAB is probing against the PML-N leader for owning assets beyond his known means of income. Last month, Muqam sought more time to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog citing his engagements with the electoral campaign.

Amir Muqam, who is president of PML-N’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chapter, is accused by the bureau of purchasing properties in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar, in addition to buying agricultural land in Swat, Shangla, and Peshawar districts.

NAB had initiated the inquiry against Amir Muqam in April this year, since then he had been summoned twice by the bureau, however, he did not appear before the accountability bureau on both occasions.

Muqam has previously served as advisor to the prime minister. He was defeated in recently held general elections 2018 in NA-2 Swat.

The anti-graft body has been actively cracking down against corruption across Pakistan and has arrested a number of notables allegedly involved in various cases of embezzlement.



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