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Thursday Jan 10 2019
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PM Imran also not exempt from probe, says NAB chairman

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GEO NEWS

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran Khan doesn't enjoy immunity from anti-graft body's probe.

"People are naive to think that we have insulted prime minister. In fact the case against him shows the supremacy of law in Pakistan, and it has increased the honour of premier," he said while speaking at an event.

“If the leader of the opposition can face such probes then the premier also doesn’t have the immunity from NAB probe.”

The premier promised to end financial malpractices from Pakistan, the action is a first step towards materialising the promise.

"NAB is not under pressure since day one from giving concession to the members of treasury benches. Even if such pressure comes, NAB won't bow down," he said.

Justice (retd) Iqbal said that he said it on the day of his oath-taking that he will work under the ambit of law and constitution.

He said that NAB won’t be part of any NRO. 

"Proceedings against PM don't make NAB more dignified"

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry spoke on Geo News programme 'Aaj Shahzab Khanzada Kay Saath' and said that the NAB pursuing a case against the prime minister does not make the probe body more dignified. "In which civilized society it is deemed appropriate to initiate such a proceeding against the prime minister?" he said.

"Probing Imran Khan will set a bad precedent," added the federal minister. 

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