Hussain Asghar to head anti-corruption commission

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government gave the green signal to appoint Deputy Chairman NAB Hussain Asghar the chairperson of the high powered commission to probe corruption.

The development was confirmed by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Shehzad Akbar.

Akbar said that Asghar’s notification will be issued by tomorrow. He said that Asghar will have the power to appoint members of his choice to the high power commission.

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the formation of the commission in his address to the nation last week. The prime minister said that the commission would probe where billions of rupees in loans taken were spent over the last 10 years.

Asghar, earlier, has also served as a director of anti-corruption establishment Punjab and the Federal Investigation Agency.

The commission will take six months to carry out a probe and submit a report of the findings. Members of the commission would include officials from the ISI, IB, FIA and the SECP.

Prime Minister Imran Khan put the blame on the PPP and the PML-N for the economic conditions of the country. He said that he would sacrifice his life if it meant holding the corrupt accountable.