As senior PML-N vice-president Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appeared before NAB investigators on Wednesday in connection with the appointment of a former MD of the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC), he described the process as political. Interpreted by Engineering, 24 News HD TV Channel reported.
He said that this country could not be managed in this way. I always say either run the NAB or run the country, ”the former prime minister reiterated. He said that nothing could be done in the country in the presence of NAB, adding that politicians were being dragged to imprison them.
Talking to media outside NAB’s Rawalpindi office, Abbasi said that Khalid Sajjad Khokar was appointed as MD six years ago. [Abbasi] After going through a complete process – serving as Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources.
The NAB claimed that he was appointed against the rules that despite Khokhar having served in the same capacity for the last eight years, Abbasi remarked that he had appointed him as a qualified person for the job. Proved as
Abbasi said he had asked NAB officials to share details of any corruption and his response was that only the law had been violated. He asked what rules had been violated but could not provide any reference, PML-N leaders told reporters.
Elaborating on his conversation with NAB investigators, Abbasi said, “Why a man?” [Khokhar], Who had retired after working honestly, was being dragged to court. He said that the purpose of NAB was only to defame politicians by using media, adding that the whole of Pakistan believed that the appointment of NAB chairman was inappropriate.
Abbasi said that none of the departments / companies under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Petroleum is ready to provide services. Is.
He said that at present no company has an MD, adding that the Companies Act clearly states that the SECP is the regulator and the NAB has no authority to intervene.
Abbasi said uneducated people, who will not be assigned to run the shop, are currently running the board as members, and remarked that people then talked about the country’s gas shortage.
Earlier on Tuesday, the NAB had asked Abbasi, who is considered a close associate of PML-N Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to appear before the NAB’s Rawalpindi office on Wednesday morning.
In this regard, the NAB said that an inquiry into the assets was already underway against the former managing director.
Reacting to the news, PML-N Secretary General Ahsan said that it seems that the APC has deprived the people in the government of their sleep.
What could be a more embarrassing and brazen drama – the APC seems to have lost sleep – https://t.co/i9yZpp5HfU
– Ahsan Iqbal (@ BetterPakistan) September 29, 2020
He remarked that he had criticized the government for targeting the opposition leaders one by one.
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