ISLAMABAD: Petition seeking removal of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has been declared admissible for hearing by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar.
The petition has been filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz s (PML-N) leader Noor Awan on issue of money laundering allegations against Nawaz Sharif. The plea was returned by Registrar Office after raising objections.
The petitioner pleaded that fake allegations of money laundering had tarnished Nawaz Sharif’s image while stating that anti-graft watchdog can’t function unbiasedly under supervision of Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal.
Awan—in his petition—further went on to say that NAB’s press release [on money laundering issue] and the incidents which followed it display negative perception of NAB chief about Nawaz Sharif.
The petition urges NAB chairman to seek forgiveness from Nawaz Sharif over releasing press released based on lies.