Special assistant on information says the anti-graft institution is an independent institutionFirdous Ashiq Awan, special assistant to the prime minister on information, has said that rather than threatening the National Accountability Bureau, opposition parties should cooperate with the anti-corruption watchdog’s ongoing investigations. “Playing hide and seek with NAB will not help you [opposition],” she said in a press briefing on Tuesday. Maintaining that she was not a spokesperson of the anti-graft body, Firdous asked NAB to clarify the allegations leveled against it by opposition parties. NAB, she added, was an independent institution working under the constitution, and the government had no influence over its workings. She defended the appointment of PTI leader Usman Dar as PM’s special assistant on youth affairs, saying he was the best choice.
Source: The Express Tribune May 21, 2019 14:37 UTC