ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Saturday strongly denied submission of any explanatory statement to the Supreme Court that some top politicians were not involved in the sugar crisis that surfaced two years ago. On Thursday, the Bureau had submitted to the Supreme Court a preliminary investigation report in connection with the case pertaining to the sugar crisis in the country. The report revealed that sugar mills owned by top political leaders including PML-N Quaid Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, President Asif Ali Zardari, Chaudhry Shujaat, Mian Azhar and Humayun Akhtar Khan were involved in sugar hoarding that resulted in severe shortage of the commodity in the year 2006. However, on Saturday, a number of news items appeared in print and on the electronic media that NAB had submitted an explanatory statement to the Supreme Court, stating that Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, President Asif Ali Zardari and Humayun Akhtar Khan were not involved in sugar price hike in 2006. A statement was attributed to Deputy Prosecutor General NAB Abdul Baseer Qureshi that President Asif Ali Zardari owned no sugar mill while PML-N Quaid did not own Hamza Sugar Mills, which had appeared on top of the sugar hoarders list in NABs report. Qureshi was also quoted as saying that the mills owned by Humayun Akhtar Khan were sold out before 2006. However, when contacted, Abdul Baseer Qureshi categorically denied news reports that NAB had submitted any further statement to the SC. The only report we have submitted to the Court is that prepared on February 17, 2006, Qureshi stated firmly. He said the mentioned report contained names of the top politicians and that NAB had submitted no explanatory statement in this regard. When his attention was drawn to the news reports attributed to him, These are wrongful and baseless, he said.