ISLAMABAD: Jamiat-e-Ulema e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman would be summoned to appear in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to narrate his side of the story about alleged corruption charges against him in assets beyond means inquiry case as required by law, said a NAB spokesman.
Clarifying some media reports about Fazl’s case, the spokesperson said that the KP bureau was continuing inquiry against the JUI-F.
Earlier, NAB had asked Fazl chief to appear before the additional director of NAB Peshawar on October 1 to answer allegations that he owned assets beyond known sources of income.
Previously, during the formation of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Fazl and other opposition leaders had spoken up against NAB’s so-called selective accountability. Reacting to Fazl’s statement, senior Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Amir Mughal said that the JUI-F chief’s threat was an open example of terrorism.
“He has been issuing fatwas in favour of corrupt rulers during his tenure. The PTI will not be intimidated by Maulana’s such statements. Maulana’s incitement of workers by sitting with Ghafoor Haideri is a failed attempt to intimidate the government and institutions,” he said in a statement.
Furthermore, Mughal remarked Maulana will give an account of the billions of rupees of wealth and assets he has. The PTI leader added all the opposition leaders should bring the assets and current assets before coming to power before the nation.