Business community’s concerns about NAB baseless: Chairman

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4-member body formed to find problems’ solution
Staff Reporter

Islamabad

National Accountability Bureau Chairman Javed Iqbal on Sunday refuted reservations that the business community had recently expressed about the accountability watchdog as “completely baseless”.
While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Iqbal said that he was shocked when he learnt that one individual had expressed his reservations about NAB in the much-talked-about meeting between Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and some of Pakistan’s most powerful business tycoons on Wednesday.
However, the NAB chairman said that a few days prior, the same individual had written a letter to the bureau in which he had applauded its services.
Iqbal said that he would not name the businessman as he didn’t want to affect anyone’s image, but said that if the individual had reservations he should have shared them with the bureau. The NAB chairman added that not just one business tycoon, but at least three, had written letters to the bureau in which they praised it.
“The allegations of some of the traders were unreasonable and I reject them,” he said. He added that NAB had no role in increasing or decreasing the dollar rate.
“All the issues of the traders would be solved 100 per cent,” he added.
“We are struggling to provide a good environment for the businessmen in the country. NAB does not formulate business policies,” he said. “NAB took measures for the betterment of the business community.”
“We are being watched by some as an institution that is solely responsible for the current economic crisis in the country,” Iqbal said. “We have our boundaries and we try to work within them.”
The NAB chairman added that a four-member committee has been formed,