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NAB rejects Nawaz’s legal notice

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ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau has rejected a Rs. 1 billion legal notice served by former PM Nawaz Sharif to Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal.

“The bureau is working according to the law and would continue to do so in future,” the NAB spokesperson said.

On May 24, Nawaz Sharif sent a legal notice to chairman NAB Javed Iqbal for alleging him of transferring $4.9 billion to India.

The former PM has termed National Accountability Bureau chief’s accusations as pre-poll rigging and demanded an apology.

In case the NAB chairman did not comply with the instructions, Nawaz stated in the notice that legal action would be taken against him.

On May 8, the accountability watch dog, taking notice over a news report, had initiated an inquiring against Nawaz Sharif for transferring $4.9 billion to India.

World Bank and State Bank of Pakistan both had dismissed the media report and clarified that the money laundering reports hold no credibility. – NNI