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Attacking NAB

May 16, 2018


I AM surprised at the rancour and acrimony in Pakistani politics. Reportedly, NAB read/heard about the transfer of a huge amount of foreign exchange to India and its chairman ordered an inquiry into it.

The NAB chairman never pronounced a judgement nor did he express an opinion that this report was correct. So what wrong did he do? What is illegal about ordering an inquiry?

Recently, in a TV programme a participant was waxing eloquent against this order of inquiry by the NAB chairman as if a cardinal sin had been committed.

I think any action, even legitimate, by an official organisation these days becomes controversial, thanks to the political tilt of the media. Ordering inquiries is the job of NAB and FIA.

Syed Salman Khaliq

Former DG, FIA


Published in Dawn, May 16th, 2018