No reply filed by Buzdar to notices in liquor license case so far: DG NAB


LAHORE : DG NAB Lahore Salim Shahzad has said notices have been sent twice to Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Usman Buzdar in liquor license case but he has not filed reply so far.

As per media reports Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore office in early August in the same case.
NAB handed over an assets proforma consisting of 12 pages to the chief minister and asked him to submit details of assets of his family members by August 18.
Sources also claimed that CM Punjab did not answer any questions and said “I don’t know anything as I am not prepared. Give me time to think and answer these questions”.
Former director general (DG) Excise Akram Ashraf Gondal while recording his statement before the NAB team had said that he informed Chief Minister Office issuance of the liquor license will be against the policy and rules as NOCs were not complete. However, he approved the license on the request of then Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Raheel Ahmed Siddiqui.

Talking to media men here Wednesday he said NAB has nothing to do with politics. We take action only on merit. Stones were hurled on us on summoning Maryam Nawaz. Have police hurled stones on any one ever.

He claimed NAB had recovered billion of rupees from the corrupt elements.