Chairman National Accountability Bureau, Javed Iqbal on Sunday (May 19) while addressing a news conference in Islamabad, clarified baseless propaganda that business community is being harassed by the Bureau and said NAB never intervened into telegraphic transfers of any businessmen. However, NAB has the right to ask any person the source of income that holds public office.
He added, “NAB is not responsible for the economic crisis. For the past few days, it is being said that NAB has been behind the economic crisis in the country.” “What has NAB to do with dollar’s increasing value,” he asked. “I am neither an economist nor a politician. I started my life from the judiciary and my entire career is an open book,” he said.
He said that anti-graft body will take all steps required in national interest without taking any external pressure. He said NAB will take the cases of money laundering to their logical conclusion. Speaking about the grey list, the chairman said,. “When Pakistan’s issue is on the international level, NAB will not care about these few people. The blame game is one thing, but the interest of the country is another thing.”