Pakistan PM slams anti-graft watchdog for money-laundering probe against Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today slammed the national anti-corruption watchdog for initiating a probe on the basis of a “false” report against former premier Nawaz Sharif over alleged money-laundering to India.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) yesterday announced an inquiry on the basis of media reports that USD 4.9 billion was laundered from Pakistan to India by Sharif in 2016.

Abbasi speaking in the National Assembly accused the NAB of bias against Sharif and targeting him on the basis of a report which had already been rejected.

“It is not Nawaz Sharif’s trial but the people’s right to rule is being questioned,” he said.

The prime minister also asked parliament to summon the NAB chairman to clear his position as to why allegations of a serious nature were leveled against the former primeeir without any evidence.

Abbasi said the attitude of NAB

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