LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah today said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should not take actions to show ‘mere performance’ rather its officials should act with responsibility. 

“NAB would not be allowed to take action in order to please others and balance its actions being taken in other provinces, Sana said while talking to reporters here at the Punjab Assembly Wednesday. 

He said that Prime Minister (PM) Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had the authority to issue directives to the NAB if he deemed it necessary. The Prime Minister had rightly pointed out ‘harassment’ of innocent persons by the NAB officials on baseless charges.

“It’s in betterment of NAB, whatever the Prime Minister had said. The NAB officials must act with responsibility “, he maintained 

Rana Sanaullah said that the Punjab government would welcome the NAB if it decided to initiate action against the corrupt in the province after Sindh.

He said that no charge of mega corruption had been levelled against the incumbent government. Unlike the previous government of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), during which tenure many mega scams had surfaced, their (PML-N leaders) hands were clean and the NAB was free to investigate any case, he added.

The minister said all the NAB references against the Prime Minister were prepared during the Musharraf’s rule, which were “fabricated”.

He said that he was giving a reasonable justification as corruption worth a penny was not proven against him.

He urged different sections of society to draw positive conclusion of the Prime Minister’s statement. Nawaz Sharif in no way was responsible for shortcomings and mistakes committed by different institutions, he added.

It may be added that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing party workers in Bahawalpur Tuesday asked the NAB to act responsibly and reconsider its limits and approach of action.

 The minister asserted that there was no organized network of militant group Daesh in the country. The government had not received any evidence in that regard.

Only a few Pakistanis had gone to Syria while many were stopped from doing so in pre-emptive actions, he added.

He said the Daesh could not spread its activities in Pakistan. Law enforcers were best performing in Punjab and taking actions in Kacha areas as well.

“The (law and order) situation in the cities of Punjab was not like Karachi,” he added.