NAB refutes media reports of summoning PML-N leader Barjees Tahir

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NAB refutes media reports of summoning PML-N leader Barjees Tahir

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau on Wednesday refuted media reports of summoning Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Barjeet Tahir over corruption charges in NA-135 constituency. 

According to information received by the media, the politician — a former federal minister — was accused of corruption in gas supply in NA-135 (Nankana Sahib-I and Sheikhupura) constituency by the anti-graft body. 

A copy of the notification, that said the PML-N leader was summoned to appear before NAB's Lahore division on July 20 was declared counterfeit by the bureau. 

A NAB spokesperson clarified that Tahir had not been issued a notice to appear before the anti-graft body. They further added that corruption proceedings had not been taken up against the PML-N candidate. 

Tahir is contesting the upcoming polls from NA-117 constituency on a PML-N ticket. 

 APP