Cases against Sharif fam­ily will pro­ceed on merit: NAB chief

Jus­tice Javed Iqbal takes charge as NAB’s new chief

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ISLAMABAD: Jus­tice (retd) Javed Iqbal of­fi­cially as­sumed charge as the chair­man of the NAB on Wed­nes­day. Speak­ing to the me­dia out­side Par­lia­ment House, Iqbal said the cases against the Sharif fam­ily will pro­ceed on merit, adding that whether the re­sult is ex­on­er­a­tion or pun­ish­ment, the law will take its course.

He added that he will per­son­ally mon­i­tor the pros­e­cu­tion of the cases and a vis­i­ble 'change' will be wit­nessed in this re­gard in time.

He said that short­com­ings in the Panama case, if any, will be rec­ti­fied.

More­over, Iqbal said in case any ob­jec­tions are raised against his hon­esty, he will re­sign from the NAB chief post.

Iqbal said he had com­pleted the re­port of the Ab­bot­tabad In­quiry Com­mis­sion and sub­mit­ted it to the then prime min­is­ter, adding that it is up to the govern­ment to re­lease the re­port. He added that he will also sim­i­larly fin­ish all the NAB cases ac­cord­ingly.

Iqbal, who heads the com­mis­sion on miss­ing per­sons, ap­peared be­fore the Sen­ate Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Hu­man Rights.

An­swer­ing a query, Iqbal said he will leave the com­mis­sion once their fi­nal re­port is com­plete and then fully fo­cus on NAB's work.

Speak­ing in the com­mit­tee, headed by Se­na­tor Nas­reen Jalil, Iqbal said he has given im­por­tance to the Par­lia­ment and Con­sti­tu­tion all his life.

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