National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday agreed to meet political leaders of the country, according to media reports.
According to NAB’s spokesperson, the NAB chief is ready to meet the political personalities of the country, after a letter penned by leaders hailing from opposition benches. “NAB chairman respects members of the parliament and the meeting is expected to take place after his Lahore visit,” the spokesperson said.
It is worth mentioning here that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Akhtar Mengal, Naveed Qamar, Ahsan Iqbal and Asad Mehmood requested the NAB chairman for a meeting through a letter. Many political leaders, including, Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Saad Rafique, and others are facing corruption charges.
On December 6, the NAB chairman, while ruling out allegations of nepotism, had said the bureau is carrying out across the board accountability. Responding to the critics, he said that NAB is an independent body and has no sympathies for any political party or an individual. Justice (r) Iqbal said that NAB’s prime object is to serve Pakistan and bring back the looted money to the national exchequer.
The head of the anti-graft watchdog said that the NAB had recovered Rs297 billion and has distributed it among those who were deprived of their money, adding that the bureau will come up to the expectations of the countrymen.