‘Noon Accountability Bureau’ more suitable name for NAB, suggests Marriyum Aurangzeb


LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday went on a rant regarding the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pursual of the Sharif family, saying that the bureau should rename itself to “Noon Accountability Bureau” because of its “black law” against politicians.

The ex-ruling party’s spokesperson said that the sudden emergence of “cases” for assets beyond income was nothing more than a trend, adding that the bureaus’ case against former Punjab chief minister and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif was also in the same category.

“In January 2018, the Saaf Pani case was initiated against Shehbaz. However, he was arrested in another case, pertaining to the Ashiana Housing Scheme, as no evidence was found in the former one since an arrest was the eventual aim,” Aurangzeb said.

She said that the accountability watchdog should also shed light on the Malam Jabba land case. “Why hasn’t the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief minister been arrested yet? If Shehbaz Sharif can be arrested then the KP chief minister can be arrested as well,” she stated while further questioning, “Why isn’t a case made against unlawful use of powers by the prime minister? Why isn’t the use of government helicopter for personal use not being investigated?”

Lashing out at the premier’s sister Aleema Khan, the PML-N leader inquired why her assets and money laundering allegations were not being investigated. “Imran Khan is the real owner of Aleema Khan’s illegal property,” she alleged.

She further directed her wrath at the PM’s aide Jahangir Tareen, adding his name to the list of those whom the NAb was not investigating. Jahangir Tareen laundered money through his wife and children. Why hasn’t the Supreme Court taken suo motu notice yet?” she questioned.