Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that NAB is now leaking fabricated evidence against him and his family to malign their reputation after failing to prove the charges of corruption against him according to a report published by The News.
It is a shame that the NAB, after failing to substantiate any charges of so-called corruption against me, has once again resorted to leaking fabricated allegations to the media. This is a clear case of attempted political engineering and maligning my reputation.
It is unfortunate that the state institutions in Pakistan today are persecuting people with false attempts at creating cases.
He said that this was just an attempt to malign his reputation.
According to the post by The News, Abbasi provided these following facts rejecting the NAB allegations:
1. I and my wife have six bank accounts. Complete details of these accounts with every transaction since the last seven years have been provided to NAB.
2. Abdullah, my son, is 33 years old and an independent taxpayer. He has provided all the details of his businesses and bank accounts to NAB.
3. My two sisters and my brothers-in-law are all over 60 years old with children and grandchildren. Except for Barrister Sadia, all are US citizens, and live independent lives; they have no business relationship with me.
4. I, my wife, all three children, and their spouses have provided NAB with all details of their assets.
5. I have provided NAB with all details of my tax payments, financial transactions and income and expenditures since 2000.
6. I have put all the details of my questionnaires, assets, and accounts on a link on Twitter.
One of the charges he is being investigated for are for when he was the Minister for Petroleum during the government of Nawaz Sharif and he awarded a 15 year contract for a Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) to a Qatari Company that reportedly went against rules and caused a great loss to the national exchequer.
For now the accountability court on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of the former prime minister Abbasi till February 21.