Prime Minister’s criticism on NAB challenged in LHC
Prime Minster ( PM) Nawaz Sharif's criticism on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday.
The petition submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Gohar Nawaz Sindhu adopted the stance that PM Nawaz's statement related to NAB is tantamount to putting pressure on the organization. The plea states that NAB is an independent institute and is not a subordinate to the PM.
PM Nawaz has interfered in the under hearing cases of NAB although the organization is acting against corrupt individuals, it added.
The petitioner has requested the court to take action against PM's statement. Earlier on Tuesday, PM Nawaz Sharif had addressed a gathering in Bahawalpur and urged NAB to act responsibly. He said that the bureau needs to reconsider its limits and approach of action.
He went on to say that the accountability department raids innocent persons' residences. The PM had also ordered Chairman of the bureau to take notice of department's functioning. On the other hand, resolutions were moved on Wednesday in Punjab and Sindh assemblies demanding the PM to revert his statement over NAB's functioning.