NAB Chairman threatened of arrest warrants
ISLAMABAD – Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla on Sunday took on the country's top anti-graft body – National Accountability Bureau – over its "unlawful actions".
Speaking at a media conference in Lahore, Mandviwalla said warrants could be issued to summon NAB chairman Javed Iqbal if he failed to appear in the Senate.
He vowed to expose the NAB after the national watchdog froze more than three million shares of different companies registered in Mandviwala's name in connection with the fake accounts case last month.
Earlier he announced that a special session of the Senate would be requested to begin a privilege motion that he has submitted against NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal.
The government chaired numerous meetings with the Opposition regarding the matter of NAB's ordinance but all political parties failed to make the required amendment in the ordinance which results in intervention in every institution of the country, including private businesses and bureaucracy, he added.
A number of businessmen left Pakistan and complained Senate about the behavior of NAB harassment. NAB tortures people so much that they become helpless and choose plea bargain, he said.
He also questioned the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) authority in the presence of NAB, he said these departments “have no value” because of inter-department interventions.