NAB claims audio, video clips against chairman are ‘baseless and false propaganda’

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ISLAMABAD: NAB issued a strong denial to the audio, video clips doing the rounds on the internet allegedly involving Justice (r) Javed Iqbal and a woman.

In the statement, NAB claimed that the group was notorious for impersonating private and government officers and then blackmailing them for money. The anti-graft body said that more than 40 FIRs were registered against the group and that NAB had all evidence against them.

A TV channel aired the video and audio clips of a leaked phone conversation allegedly between Chairman NAB Justice (r) Javed Iqbal and a woman.

The conversation is of a sexual nature and according to people on Twitter, the woman accused NAB chairman of having cases registered against her once she refused to comply with his instructions.

The alleged phone call between the anti-graft body’s chairman comes at a time when he is being criticised immensely by the opposition for giving an interview to a journalist.

Shortly after airing the audio and video clips, NewsOne, the TV channel that ran the story, backtracked.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari had said a few days ago that the PPP would take action against Justice (r) Javed Iqbal for giving interviews.

“His post does not allow him to give interviews,” he had said, speaking to media. “If he did, we will take action against him.”