KARACHI: Former head of state and also senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said his party will decline the extension of the incumbent National Responsibility Bureau (NAB) chairman and warned that if the federal government demands doing so they will certainly test the move in court.
Speaking to press reporters after appearing prior to an accountability court here on Monday, he said the period of the NAB chairman was not extendable. “The federal government plans to terrify the opposition by using this chairman [NAB] The federal government desperately requires that sort of chairman who turns a blind eye to its [ruling celebration] corruption and also utilizes every legal or illegal tactic to pressurise the various other [opposition] celebrations. This is not acceptable and we would absolutely move the court if any type of such relocation is made,” Mr Abbasi claimed.
He stated that regardless of the existence of a clear legislation the NAB chairman’s period was being prolonged and also promulgating an ordinance in this regard would certainly not meet the lawful need as examination with the resistance on the topic was called for under the legislation.
When asked about the event’s show-cause notice provided to elderly PML-N leader Mian Javed Latif, he said notices were never ever served with no factor. Any kind of remark or action which tainted as well as threatened other person demanded an explanation, he added.
Mr Abbasi also criticised the government for its “failure” on key fronts, primarily international and also financial policies. “Is this not ironical that our prime minister is grumbling that he’s not being called by [US Head of state] Joe Biden?” he questioned.
“He [head of state] does not bother about rising cost of living as well as difficulties being dealt with by the individuals. He only appreciates the call from the United States head of state. Let me inform you that the people who had voted for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in 2018 have actually currently turned against the celebration, which has terribly disappointed every sector of society,” he included.