ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, in a letter written to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Sunday, said the bureau’s Lahore director general, Saleem Shahzad had become a party against him.
Conveying his reservations, the former railways minister suggested that his cases, currently being investigated under Shahzad, should be probed by any regional team of NAB other than Lahore, it’s reported.
“The NAB Lahore DG discussed details of ongoing investigation against me on national TV in an attempt to prove me guilty of charges before even presenting the case in courts of law,” he was quoted as saying in the letter. “Therefore, I don’t see NAB Lahore conducting transparent probe under these circumstances,” he added. Saleem Shahzad’s recent appearance on TV talk shows has infuriated the former ruling party and also caught NAB chairman’s notice.
Speaking to some private news channels on Thursday, he talked about inquiry and references initiated against PML-N leaders including Rafique and party’s president Shehbaz Sharif for their alleged role in various graft cases.
Taking notice of the situation, NAB chairman Iqbal later sought the record of Shahzad’s media interactions that has put him in hot water from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Monitoring Desk