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Corruption probe against prime minister nawaz sharif

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today blasted the head of Pakistan's anti-graft body in parliament for launching a probe against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif for allegedly laundering USD 4.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif questioned in Pakistani corruption probe

Justice retd Javed Iqbal, Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau NAByesterday ordered a probe against the embattled former prime minister after reports of his alleged involvement in the money laundering emerged in the media here.

While speaking in the National Assembly, Prime Minister Abbasi said that a serious allegation has been levelled against the former prime minister. He noted that general elections will be held in Pakistan in two months and the NAB is making allegations that the former premier was sending money to India. He also favoured setting up a special committee to probe the matter. If an institution can make such allegations, then it must be investigated all that is happening in it," Mr Abbasi said.

The truth should be brought out before the people, he said. The premier also said that the accountability court is hearing cases against Nawaz and his family.

Nawaz Sharif barred from holding office for life by Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Nawaz Sharif, 68, is facing three corruption cases in the accountability court following the Supreme Court's verdict in the Panama Papers case.

We don't see justice being dispensed," he added. Highlighting NAB's "bias" against Nawaz Sharif, the premier quoted the saying, "Justice should not only be done but seen to be done". Mr Dastgir demanded a probe against NAB's internal workings and processes of determining investigations.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s family rejects findings in corruption probe

Pakistan's Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif last year, forcing the three-time prime minister to resign. He has also been disqualified from holding public office for life. Nawaz Sharif has dismissed the corruption charges as politically motivated. If convicted in the three corruption cases, he could be jailed. Shehbaz Sharif, who is also president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N after Nawaz Sharif's disqualification, said the NAB inquiry announcement has cast a bad light on the anti-graft body.

  1. Justice retd Javed Iqbal, Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau NAB , yesterday ordered a probe against the embattled former prime minister after reports of his alleged involvement in the money laundering emerged in the media here.
  2. These media reports were incorrect. The truth should be brought out before the people, he said.
  3. However, details of the media report in question have not been mentioned in the brief statement issued in Urdu, Geo Tv reported. Nawaz Sharif, 68, is facing three corruption cases in the accountability court following the Supreme Court's verdict in the Panama Papers case.

Meanwhile, in Washington, the World Bank in a statement said, "In the past day, there have been media reports citing the World Bank's Remittances and Migration Report of 2016.

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