The ‘Victim’ Card?

On June 12, Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to form a high-powered inquiry commission to investigate the around Rs 24,000 billion worth of loans acquired by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in their tenures from 2008 to 2018.

A week later, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Chairman, Hussain Asghar, was appointed as head of the commission, which also includes officials from the Inter-Services Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau, Military Intelligence, Federal Investigation Agency, Federal Board of Revenue, State Bank of Pakistan and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

The 11-member inquiry commission has been tasked to look into the dealings of the previous governments and finalise a report in six months, in order to determine whether the loans taken by the two past regimes resulted in sufficient development work. The commission, formed under the Pakistan Commission

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