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Unlike Imran, we won’t use NAB against political rivals: Ahsan Iqbal

22 Jun, 2022
<p>Ahsan Iqbal said that Imran Khan was champion of taking u-turns. Screengrab</p>

Ahsan Iqbal said that Imran Khan was champion of taking u-turns. Screengrab

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said the government believed in accountability of all and that no one was above the law.

“No one should be afraid of amendments in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law,” the planning minister said while addressing a press conference along with former prime minister and PML-N senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on Wednesday.

He assured that the incumbent government would not use it against political opponents as it was the practice of Imran Khan’s government.

Iqbal said that the previous government had made amendments in the NAB law, adding that Nawaz Sharif was held accountable more than anyone in the country but the accountability watchdog could not prove corruption of even a penny against him.

The minister blamed the PTI-led government for the current economic crisis, saying that the previous government took a record number of loans during its tenure and pushed the country into an economic crisis.

He claimed that the incumbent government would eradicate corruption.

Speaking on the occasion, Abbasi suggested that the government should dissolve NAB and should hold its employees accountable for looting money and torturing people in the name of so-called accountability for years.

To a question, he said proceedings against the PML-N leadership in NAB cases should continue.

“We are not afraid of accountability,” he said and claimed that the former NAB chairman had been completely controlled by Imran Khan.