“NAB Chairman has double standard”: Abbasi

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ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has double standards of justice despite being former judge of Supreme Court (SC),

He said this while talking media men outside the Accountability Court (AC) here on Friday.

He went on to say that he had gone abroad to inquire about the health of his sister and brother-in-law.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

He held that the former judge lateArshad Malik was got convicted by blackmailing him.Corruption of not  a single pie has been proved against Nawaz Sharif.

Reference was filed against me on the charges of misuse of powers and not the corruption. NAB is being used for political engineering.  Chairman NAB has failed to meet the ends of justice despite being former judge of SC.  The ministers are defaming the state institutions.

He underlined that NAB should be shut and country be salvaged from it.  Islamabad High Court had given a decision of misuseof NAB use of powers case last week. If chairman NAB studies it then he will realise what the NAB is doing, he added.

Broadsheet issue

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Broadsheet found nothing against party supremo Nawaz Sharif.The PML-N leader talked to media and said those who looted the national exchequer were given NRO and those, against whom no evidences have been found are being dragged in courts by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The NAB is a source to pressurize politicians, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said while adding that the anti-graft body holds others accountable but is answerable itself today. Who gave authority to the NAB to handover public money of Rs 7 billion to a company, he asked?

Shahid Khaqan said, “Why is the verdict of the British court not being made public? The top judiciary should take suo motu notice over the matter. The Supreme Court has already declared in its decisions that the NAB is committing political engineering.”