NAB responds back to allegations in the $4.9 billion probe of money laundering scam

NAB responds back to allegations in the $4.9 billion probe of money laundering scam
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ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has clarified its orders regarding probe against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif were initiated on the basis of media reports.

The anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ordered an inquiry against the former PM and others for allegedly laundering $4.9 billion to India.

According to a NAB statement, the chairman of the bureau took notice of media report which built up the money laundering claims citing a World Bank report.

“NAB rejects the impression that its objective was victimization or hurting someone,” said the statement issued by the anti-graft body.

“The bureau does not believe in taking revenge, but it is determined to eliminate corruption from the country without discrimination,” the stament added.

The NAB further says the bureau decided the complaint verification over the said media report and disclosures as the NAB is authorized to investigate money laundering as per the law.

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