Islamabad: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chief Fasih Bukhari has said that the letter Chief Justices son Arsalan Iftikhar sent to him was threatening.
Speaking to media on Saturday, Fasih Bukhari said that Arslan Iftikhar tried to influence the ongoing investigation against him, adding that notice will be taken in this regard.
The letter is threatening, it uses threatening language, said Bukhari
Earlier, Arsalan Iftikhar wrote a letter to NAB Chairman, expressing serious reservations over the conduct of the attorney general, and distrust in NAB as well as the FIA.
It is worth mentioning that both the organizations will carry out the investigation regarding the alleged financial impropriety involving Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhrys son Arsalan Iftikhar, and business tycoon Malik Riaz.
Bukhari told the media that a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) comprising the FIA, NAB and police among others had been formed to probe the Arsalan Iftikhar- Malik Riaz case.
He said the JIT will be headed by the NAB director general (DG) Financial Crime Investigation Cell, as per the order of the Supreme Court and the Attorney Generals letter.
Speaking on the issue of conducting an unbiased investigation, the NAB chief said, It doesnt matter if we know Malik Riaz or Nawaz Sharif, the investigation will be unbiased.
Fasih also added that he had never taken any money from Malik Riaz.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf
Referring to the rental power project case, National Accounability Bureau Chief Fasih Bukhari enquired whether the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) had placed Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashrafs name on the Exit Control List (ECL) as yet.
NAB Chairman claimed that he had recommended putting PM Pervaiz Ashrafs name on ECL
The chairman also said that the Ashraf was interrogated for 3 hours before he was made the prime minister.
Fasih Bukhari said that due to corruption, the national treasury is facing a Rs6 billion to Rs8 billion loss per day.
The NAB chairman said that the bureaus job was to recover the stolen money, not prosecute. He however added that if anyone was found
guilty, they would be prosecuted.
Till now, NAB has recovered Rs235 billion for the treasury but this is not enough, said Bukhari, adding that the government has given approval for recruiting 300 new investigators.