NAB says it has powers to probe Farah Khan
LAHORE – Apropos some speculative media reports challenging the domain of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to initiate an inquiry against Farah Khan, it has been clarified that the lawful jurisdiction of NAB empowers it to initiate an inquiry / investigation against any former public office holder or his family members in view of allegedly accumulating assets beyond known sources of income.
According to the NAB’s clarification, the spouse of Farah Khan named Ahsan Jameel Gujjar remained District Council’s chairman of district Gujranwala between 1997 to 1999. The National Accountability Ordinance (NAO-1999) and Anti Money Laundering Act (AMLA-2010) sanction NAB to hold cognisable the conduct of Farah Khan being spouse of former public office holder, under the law. The NAB Lahore would conduct an inquiry in a fair and transparent manner, strictly in accordance with law, NAB’s clarification added.