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NAB shouldn’t be used for political gains: Bilawal

Staff Reporter
Karachi
Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that the National Accountability Bureau should not be used for political engineering.
The PPP chairman was addressing a press conference, at the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday accompanied by senior party leaders including Qaim Ali Shah.
Bilawal come out all guns blazing against the government and the National Accountability Bureau amid reports that the country’s top graft-buster is preparing to file references in a multibillion-rupee money laundering case involving key PPP leaders.
“NAB is a bureau of political engineering which was established by the then military dictator Pervez Musharraf,” Bilwal said. “Look at the Benami accounts. What is it? It’s an attempt at political engineering,” he added.
The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Asif Zardari and Talpur.
“The transfer of the case is a violation of jurisdiction,” said Bilawal Bhutto, adding that NAB should also hold its officials accountable for their actions. Reacting to the transfer of fake accounts case to Rawalpindi from Karachi he said, “In the case, the FIR, accused, accounts, transactions, companies, banks, etc. all are in Sindh… What is in Rawalpindi?”. He said that the probe authority should refrain from political engineering and added that the party leaders are being dragged in the benami accounts case. “Even if an angel is made the chairman of NAB, he will do political engineering.”
“The law of NAB is the black law,” said the PPP chairman, adding that the institutions made during former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s era arrested the Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani from Islamabad.
Bilawal said that the post of Speaker Sindh Assembly does not belong to the PPP. “Attack on the Sindh Assembly is unfortunate.”
He said that without any proof Agha Siraj Durrani was arrested and now the officials are searching for evidence.