NAB most corrupt institute, being used for political reasons: Shehbaz



LAHORE : Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif said on Thursday that NAB was the most corrupt institute of the country and that it was being used for political reasons.


Shehbaz Sharif did not mince his words when it came to slamming NAB. The Punjab Chief Minister slammed the accountability bureau for being inactive during the Musharraf regime.


“What was NAB doing during the tenure of Musharraf?” he asked. “They ask me to hold people to account when it is their job to do so,” he added.


Shehbaz’s comments came after earlier during the day, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and her husband Captain (r) Safdar were indicted in the NAB reference on charges of corruption.


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Maryam, who attended the hearing in Islamabad, pleaded not guilty and blasted the court’s decision afterwards.


“(The) charges are not only groundless, baseless (…) unfounded also frivolous and on top of that we are being denied our right to fair trial,” she said in a statement to the court seen by AFP.


In late July the Supreme Court sacked Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family, making him the 15th premier in Pakistan’s 70-year history to be ousted before completing a full term.


The allegations against the prime minister stemmed from the Panama Papers leak last year, which sparked a media frenzy over the luxurious lifestyles and high-end London property portfolio owned by his family.


Two miners dead in Harnai coalmine incident


HARNAI, Oct 19 (INP): Two coalminers died in when a big land fell over them during mining here on Thursday.


Levies sources said that at Shahrag coalmine in district Harnai of Balochistan, a big landmass fell over the miners digging the land.


Two coalminers were trapped under the rubble and died instantly. The bodies were recovered from the debris and shifted to hospital for postmortem.



Originally published by INP

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