NAB framed a bogus case to target me: says Dar


London, Dec. 29 (TNS): Close aide of PML-N President, Ishaq Dar on Friday termed ongoing accountability as vindictive campaign against Nawaz Sharif.

Talking to a private news channel, Dar said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has framed a bogus case to target him.

The former finance minister said that his name was not in the Panama inquiry and his name first surfaced when the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was formed and later the reference was filed. “This has been manipulated and maneuvered in order to target me,” said Dar, adding that one day the full truth will come out as to the real characters involved in framing him, their objectives and ambitions. “One day the people of Pakistan will know the full truth about [this] charade.”

Dar said that then Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali had said that the Panama probe will remain limited to the four Avenfield apartments [of the Sharifs] and that the court will not go beyond that. “Then it started spreading from one place to another and to the next level and whole new issues were created.”

Ishaq Dar, who is credited for turning the economy around after taking it over from the brink of collapse in 2013, said that he was a hurt Pakistani and “saddened at how things have unfolded, how mountains have been made out of molehills and how Pakistan has been damaged over political games”.