No threat can hamper NAB performance: Javed.


ISLAMABAD -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has said that the filthy language allegedly used or the threat given by a party chairman to NAB could not stop it from performing its legal duties in accordance with law.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, it said that NAB is working to eradicate corruption from the country and it strongly believes in having a point of view of any person against whom probe is continuing aiming to fulfil all legal requirements of justice.

NAB further said it has termed the media reports attributed to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as contrary to a letter written to NAB Rawalpindi by Bilawal Bhutto through his lawyer saying that he will have no objection in appearing before the NAB's joint investigation team after January 15 whereas media reports say that he declined to appear before NAB.

NAB had summoned Bilwal on Tuesday last in the fake bank accounts scandal. However, he had refused to appear and criticized the role of the Bureau.

On the other hand, Chairman NAB Justice (R) chaired the fortnightly meeting to review performance of NAB's operation, prosecution and all regional bureaus of NAB at NAB Headquarters.

During the meeting, it was informed that Operation and Prosecution Divisions of NAB are working closely in order to have legal assistance to NAB's Operations Division and all Regional Bureaus of NAB in conduct of complaint verifications, inquires, investigations as per law and laid down SOPs, pleading cases of NAB in Accountability Courts, High Courts and the Supreme Court of Pakistan...

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