NAB seeks Rangers deployment at Rawalpindi office


RAWALPINDI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday decided to beef up the security of its Rawalpindi office as it is investigating some big cases.

According to details, the accountability watchdog has written to the inspector general of Islamabad police to review the security at NAB Rawalpindi office.

In addition to that, it requested the IG Islamabad to post Rangers and police at the office for security purpose.

The NAB Rawalpindi is investigating different top cases of the country, including Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scam case against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, money laundering and other crucial cases.

Last year in June, the Ministry of Interior had directed his department to step up the security of the NAB Headquarters in Islamabad after terrorism threat.

Following the statement of the chief of the accountability bureau, Justice (r) Javed Iqbal had said that some elements had threatened to blow up the anti-graft authority’s Islamabad headquarters, the then interim interior minister had instructed to provide foolproof security to the NAB’s headquarters.

Police commandos had been tasked to provide security to the NAB headquarters, according to the instructions.