Published On: Thu, May 16th, 2019
Published in Category: Lahore

Aleem urges NAB to arrest people after completion of probe

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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former Punjab minister Abdul Aleem Khan on Wednesday urged the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to first thoroughly carry out investigation into cases and then arrest people if they are found guilty.

Speaking to the media after being granted bail by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in the assets case, he slammed the bureau’s practice of putting people behind bars before completion of investigation.

The PTI leader said he would have quit politics had he been involved in corruption of a single penny. “If someone metes out injustice to me, Almighty Allah will do justice,” he said.

He said there are certain flaws in the NAB law which needed to be removed, adding putting someone in jail until investigation is completed is a grave injustice.

Aleem appealed to the government of his party to look into the NAB law and questioned why the corruption watchdog failed to gather evidence against him over the past 17 months.

He said if the bureau could not make out a case against him then why he was kept in prison for 100 days.