Pakistan Prime Minister Calls Money-Laundering Probe Against Nawaz Sharif "Pre-Poll Rigging"

Islamabad:  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 4.9 billion to India, saying his action amounted to “pre-poll rigging”.

The World Bank has denied as “incorrect” the Pakistani media reports that cited its report to allege that Nawaz Sharif laundered USD 4.9 billion to India.

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.

While speaking in the National Assembly, Prime Minister Abbasi said that a serious allegation has been levelled against the former prime

... read more at: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/pakistan-prime-minister-calls-money-laundering-probe-against-nawaz-sharif-pre-poll-rigging-1849842