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Govt nothing to do with barring Hamza from going abroad: Fawad Chaudhary

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhary on Tuesday said the federal government has nothing to do with the detention of Khawaja brothers and barring the Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz from going abroad. Talking to journalists, Fawad Chaudhary said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is taking actions as an independent and sovereign body and added that they country is moving in the right direction. He said that NAB took Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman…

NAB officers barred from using cell phones at work

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has barred the anti-graft watchdog’s officers from using mobile phones on duty.  The move is said to be aimed at improving the bureau’s working and disciplining its officers. Besides, the NAB chairman has directed officers up to 18 grade to wear uniform. They have also been restrained from meeting visitors having no official business during working hours. Lately, the NAB chief had chaired a high level meeting at the Bureau’s…

No nepotism, carrying out across the board accountability: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice retired Javed Iqbal on Thursday while ruling out allegations of nepotism, has said the bureau is carrying out across the board accountability. "NAB is an independent body and has no sympathies for any political party or an individual," said Chairman NAB in his statement issued here today. He said NAB's prime object is to serve Pakistan and bring back the looted money to the national exchequer. "Across the board accountability is underway countrywide to…

NAB Chairman reviews bureau’s progress  

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau Javed Iqbal has said, NAB is carrying out across the board accountability, ARY News reported on Friday. Chairman NAB chaired a high level meeting at the Bureau’s headquarters to review overall progress of all the bureaus. Chairman NAB Javed Iqbal maintained,  the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is carrying out accountability process without any discrimination across the country. He underlined the need to root out menace of corruption, which is core cause of…

PM’s aide meets UAE minister to track down ‘unlawful’ wealth

DUBAI: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shehzad Akbar on Saturday met with United Arab Emirates Minister of Justice and discussed matters related to recovery of unlawful wealth of the Pakistanis in the UAE. In his tweet, PM's special assistant said, "recently met with UAE Minister of Justice Sultan Saeed Al Badi to discuss setting up operational liaison between both the countries for exchange of information and signing bilateral accords for seeking information and recovery of unlawful wealth."…

PM’s aide claims tracing Sharifs’ new property in London

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Saturday claimed the government has traced the Sharif family’s new property in central London.   Speaking at a press conference alongside PM’s adviser on media affairs Iftikhar Durrani, Mr Akbar said the matter would be referred to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for a probe. He said late Begum Kulsoom Nawaz owned a flat in central London which her husband Nawaz Sharif failed to disclose in his assets details. Mr Shehzad…

Govt to expedite accountability process: Faisal Javed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Javed Khan on Monday said that the government will expedite the process of accountability to make Pakistan a corruption free state. Speaking during the Senate session, Faisal Javed said people's first and foremost demand is to eradicate corruption, money laundering and ensure across the board accountability. The senator said that the incumbent government is taking adequate measures to curb money laundering and corruption. He criticized the former governments…

Hamza, Shehbaz Sharif looted Punjab for 10 years: Chohan

LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Monday heavily criticised Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Hamza Shehbaz for questioning National Accountability Bureau (NAB) activities, ARY  News reported. Talking to media in response to Hamza Shehbaz's media talk, the minister said that Hamza is only criticising NAB for the anti-graft authority took action against his father, former CM Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif. "Hamza has lost his marbles after being separated from his father. He and his father…

Rival parties joining hands to escape from accountability: Shah Mehmood

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said opposition political parties were joining hands not for strengthening democracy but for the sake of their own vested interests. "The rival political parties of the past are today becoming friends to escape from the accountability process," he said while talking to media in Multan.  He said their alliance would prove the stance of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that both the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party…

Accountability to continue, no NRO on cards: Chohan

LAHORE: Accountability to continue across the board without any discrimination and no NRO will be offered, said Punjab's Information Minister, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Thursday. Talking to the newsmen outside Punjab Assembly, the minister while turning direction of his cannons towards PML-N, said that the party has turned into a  "private limited company", adding that Hamza Shehbaz Sharif is busy in covering wrongdoings of his family. The minister appealed opposition's lawmakers to rejoin the ongoing session of the…