PML-N to stay out of recent NAB chairperson issue: Shehbaz Sharif

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LONDON: Opposition Leader in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif said his party would stay out of the recent matter relating to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairperson Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal.

“Our viewpoint on NAB is principled — which is legal in nature and we will keep voicing our concerns on all forums,” Shehbaz said on Twitter.

“PML-N has nothing to do with anybody’s private life and will stick to its political and legal narrative!”

Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) refuted the contents of a story on its chairperson aired by a private news channel.

The story aired by the private news channel is “against the facts, fabricated and based on lies”, the anti-graft body said in a statement.

“This is a group of blackmailers aiming to damage the repute of the NAB, chairman NAB,” it said, adding that the watchdog has apprehended two individuals, “despite pressure”.

The statement read that an approval has also been granted for filing a reference against the arrested individuals.