NAB closes asset beyond means inquiry against PM’s aide


PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has closed a lengthy inquiry against the Advisor to Prime Minister Ameer Muqam for allegedly accumulating assets behind known sources of income. The decision to discard the allegations of corruption against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) provincial president Ameer Muqan was taken at the accountability watchdog Executive Board meeting held on March 7. “Based on the findings of the Final Inquiry Report and recommendations of Executive Board Meeting, the competent authority has approved the case for closure,” said an official document. Mr Muqam was facing NAB investigation for the alleged accumulation of wealth beyond his known sources of income. NAB former chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal led board had launched the inquiry against the PML-N leader in April 2018. However, after passage of almost five years, the final report submitted to NAB executive board approved the closure of the case. It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had approached the NAB to open an inquiry against Ameer Muqam. The ruling party in the province in 2018 had accused the PML-N leader for allegedly committing corruption in road construction as a lawmaker of the National Assembly. Staff Reporter