Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a former prime minister and prominent leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), called on the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday to clarify how much money he had collected from politicians in the Broadsheet case.
Although it had been three years, “the loan commission report had not surfaced,” he said.
Speaking to the media in Islamabad with former federal minister for planning and development Ahsan Iqbal, Abbasi stated that as long as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was in place, the country’s affairs could continue to operate smoothly.
“Either the accountability bureau [NAB] would control the country, or the country would run the accountability agency,” he continued.
When asked about PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz’s supposed leaked recording, which allegedly revealed that she had been in control of media houses during her party’s term, Abbasi remarked that the authorities should take action if Maryam had infringed any laws during her time in office.
“The country’s debt has risen to more than Rs50 billion as a result of the government’s addition of 70% to it, but there has been no report on it,” the PML-N leader inquired.
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Abbasi said that the administration had failed on every front and that the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau had turned a blind eye to the theft of government funds.
“The chairman of the National Accountability Bureau claims that no one has ever filed a complaint against them [the Paistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government],” Abbasi stated.