NAB approves inquiry against Pervez Khattak

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved a graft inquiry against Defence Minister Pervez Khattak while providing no details regarding the case. According to an official notification released on Wednesday, inquiries against Khattak along with Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani and Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar were approved.

Although the bureau gave an approval for the inquiry against Khattak, no details were present in the notification.

Khattak served as the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the PTI-led government from 2013 to 2017. He is presently heading the Ministry of Defence in the centre.

NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal presided over an executive board session in which he gave approval for the inquiry of 14 different cases. The notification stated that approval for action against several others was also given, including renowned industrialist Iqbal Z Ahmed.

The session also approved the filing of reference against Abdul Wali Khan University Vice Chancellor Dr Ahsan Ali and former KP minister Nawabzada Mahmood Zeb. The bureau has also approved the filing of reference against former Balochistan food minister Izhar Hussain.

On this occasion, the NAB chairman assured that solving mega corruption cases was the priority of the bureau and they are following the policy of ‘accountability for everyone’.