Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said he still enjoyed immunity in the capacity of being a former PM of the country, adding that he would not appear before the National Accountability Bureau.
NAB had issued summons to Gilani to appear before it on July 18 as part of a probe into the multi-billion-rupee Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) corruption case.
Talking to a private TV channel, he said he was not gone into hiding.
“I am in Lahore in front of everyone and I am being made a victim of vindictiveness”.
He said being the former premier of the country, he enjoyed immunity and would not appear before NAB, adding that no court could challenge his immunity.
Earlier, Gilani was served three notices regarding the illegal appointment of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) former chairman Tauqir Sadiq, but enjoying the self-created shield of immunity, he did not appear before NAB.
However, another former PM Raja Pervez Ashraf had appeared before NAB investigators and had recorded his statement in June this year.