NAB chief vows to monitor prosecution in cases against Nawaz Sharif

Objective behind Justice Iqbal appointment is unclear: PTI

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal today took charge as the new chief of Pakistans anti-corruption watchdog.

He said that new NAB Chairman former Justice Javed Iqbal would not be dictated by anyone and he has a clean past and good background.

When asked about the cases against Sharif, he said he believed in "across-the-board accountability".

He added that he will personally monitor all the cases and a "change" will be witnessed shortly.

The new NAB chief further said that he would continue heading Missing Persons' Commission as its final report is in the last phase.

He added that he will also similarly finish all the NAB cases accordingly. To a query, he said the report will be submitted soon.

Speaking in the committee, headed by Senator Nasreen Jalil, Iqbal said he has given importance to the Parliament and Constitution all his life.

He also said that the illegal confinement of people is unacceptable and that Pakistan is not a banana republic that people go missing here.

He has headed two important commissions- the Abbottabad Commission formed to probe the preludes and causes of the USA raid in Abbottabad in 2011 that led to the death of Osama bin Laden and the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances.

Justice (retd) Iqbal was appointed as a Supreme Court justice in 2000 and retired in 2011.

On his first day as chairman, Iqbal met with senior officials and members of prosecution branch at the headquarters of NAB in Rawalpindi.

The commission interviewed over 300 witnesses and gave 200 recommendations in its 700-page report to the prime minister.

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