NAB rejects ‘fake and fabricated’ TV report maligning Chairman Javed Iqbal

NAB rejects ‘fake and fabricated’ TV report maligning Chairman Javed Iqbal

Islamabad (Agencies): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has rejected report aired by a private TV channel containing a video of its Chairman, Justice (r) Javed Iqbal.


The story aired by the private news channel is "against the facts, fabricated and based on lies", the anti-graft body said in a statement on Thursday.

In a press release, the anti-graft watchdog termed the report of News One TV as propaganda based on “fake, fabricated and contrary to the facts”.

The statement added “it’s a group of blackmailers whose aim is to tarnish the credibility of chairman NAB.”

NAB, despite pressure, has arrested two members of the group and approved a reference against them, the statement said.

According to the statement, the bureau has registered a total of 42 FIRs against this group of blackmailers for kidnapping for ransom, defrauding people at large by faking as NAB and FIA officers.

Its ringleader, Farooq, has already been sentenced to Kot Lakhpat prison.

Moreover, the statement added, the private TV channel has not only rejected its own story but also tendered an apology to the NAB chairman for hurting his sentiments.