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KARACHI: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of PMLN Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has termed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as the most corrupt institution in the country.
Talking to reporters at the accountability court here on Saturday, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that NAB was still operational while three democratic governments had been changed in the country, adding “Pakistan cannot function as long as the NAB remains operational.” He said “neither anyone from NAB nor nor those who framed case against me showed up today at the court.”
He said just because of NAB, everyone was scared about decision making, thinking that when the accountability watchdog would file case, how would he be able to pay fee to his lawyer. He said Justice Javed Iqbal would have to answer such questions.
The PML-N leader said government officials were reluctant to use their powers due to fear of the anti-graft watchdog. The NAB was created for political victimisation and former chairman Javed Iqbal needed to answer questions about his tenure, he stressed.
The former prime minister, while speaking about reports of differences with the PML-N leaders, said he worked in the party for over three decades without holding any office. “I have no issues with PML-N and Nawaz Sharif is my leader,” he said, adding that ‘generation change’ does take place with the passage of time.