KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sindh chapter’s general secretary Senator Taj Haider has accused National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of ‘expanding’ its domain in provinces and termed it a direct threat to the provincial autonomy.
According to a press release issued by PPP Media Cell here on Monday, Senator Haider said that NAB has been proactive against prominent political figures such as Makhdoom Amin Fahim, who is not only president of PPPP, but also spiritual leader of Sarwari Jamaat.
“NAB has issued his warrants of arrest ignoring his physical condition and who is bed-ridden for the past many months,” he said and added “Fahim is sick and being treated for his serious and life-threatening disease.”
He said that the arrest warrants could only be issued against a person who either has no respect for court of law or who is absconding or failing to appear in any court. “But Fahim does not fall under any such category and hence the PPP is forced to believe that the NAB is targeting him with some specific objective which is highly condemnable act.”
The press release also quoted Senator Haider as saying that though it is the constitutional obligation of NAB to deal with corruption cases, the organisation was also required to seek approval of the chief executive of the province concerned prior to taking such actions. Unfortunately, this legal binding has been totally ignored by the NAB, he added. He urged the NAB not to exceed beyond its mandate, the release added.
Source: Business Recorder