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NAB issues call-up notice to Fazlur Rehman in assets beyond means inquiry

NAB Fazlur Rehman

NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued a call-up notice to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman in the assets beyond means case.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) KPK directs Fazlur Rehman to appear before the NAB investigation team in October, in an investigation started on charges of corruption and assets beyond income.

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) directed the Maulana Fazlur Rehman and other JUI-F leaders to appear before Combined Investigation Team at its regional office on the 1st of October at 11 am sharp, regarding recording statement in the said subject.

According to the Under Section 19 of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, the summoned notice was sent to the chief of JUI-F house in Dera Ismail Khan.

As per the subject of the notice, the investigation is against ex-MNA Fazlur Rehman and others “regarding corruption and corrupt practices/accumulation of assets beyond means”.

“Failure to comply with the notice may entail penal consequences as per the Schedule of NAO”, 1999, the NAB summons stated.

It is pertinent to mention here that Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, chairman NAB already approved the authorization of the inquiry against Moulana Fazlur Rehman and the company on the 14th of September.

A JUI-F spokesperson, when approached for his comments on the NAB notice, said that presently Maulana Fazl was in Karachi and they were not in position to comment on the matter. He said only the party’s central leadership could offer comments on the matter.

He also declined to comment on the specifics of the case, stating that it would be premature to say anything on the subject at this moment.

Meanwhile, a month ago NAB KPK’s office also issued a similar notice to the younger brother of Moulana Fazrul Rehman, who is a government officer and directed him to appear before CIT to face the inquiry launched on multiple charges, including possession of illegal assets.

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