Pakistan

NA committee summons NAB chief over money laundering allegations against Nawaz

National Assembly’s standing committee for Law and Justice on Tuesday summoned the NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal in the money laundering probe against Nawaz Sharif.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chief was ordered to appear before the committee on May 16 to, in person, brief on the probe into allegations of money laundering against the deposed prime minister.
The committee also ordered the NAB chief to be accompanied by officers involved in the probe.
The standing Law and Justice committee had taken notice of a point of order raised by PML-N assembly member Rana Hayat.
The probeOn May 8, the anti-graft body had ordered an inquiry against Nawaz and others for allegedly laundering $4.9 billion to India. According to a NAB statement, the chairman took notice of a media report which made the claims citing a World Bank report.
However, the World Bank clarified that its report did not mention names or amounts, neither alleged money laundering.