SC rejects PML-N plea to remove Javed Iqbal as chairman NAB

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ISLAMABAD, June 7 (TNS): The top court on Thursday rejected a  petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) seeking the removal of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal from his post.

The decision came during a brief in-chamber session conducted by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar over the petition filed by PML-N leader Noor Ahmed Awan.

Awan had filed a constitutional petition against the NAB chairman in the Supreme Court on May 12.

The petition stated that the accountability bureau had released a press statement on May 8 which stated that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was involved in transferring money to India.

NAB had issued a press release stating that will probe alleged laundering of $4.9 billion to India by Nawaz and others.