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Amir Muqam appeared before NAB

03 August, 2018

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz-Nawaz provincial president Amir Muqam on Thursday appeared before a National Accountability Bureau team here over an illegal assets case and claimed that he would prove all corruption charges against him wrong by producing the relevant records.

He told reporters that he was given a performa to produce details of the sources of his income.

“I’ve long been associated with the construction business since 1989 and possess billions of rupees worth of assets and will submit details of all my projects along with income and asset details to the NAB before the stipulated time of 15 days,” he said.

Accused of owning assets disproportionate to the declared means of his income, the PML-N leader said he was confident that the accountability watchdog would clear him of all corruption charges.

He said the NAB had called him twice earlier in the case but he didn’t show up before investigators for being busy with election campaign.

Mr Muqam also alleged that the July 25 elections were rigged to favour the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

He said most political parties had rejected elections over rigging.

The PML-N leader said his opponent had defeated him by 49 votes only though four bags of votes in PK-4 Swat constituency went missing under mysterious circumstances and thus, causing doubts about the fairness of the election.

He said the Election Commission of Pakistan was to blame for missing vote bags.

“It is not known if the vote bags were thrown in the River Swat or they’re kept somewhere elsewhere. The issue halted vote recount in the constituency,” he said. Mr Muqam wondered how the PTI had got 2.8 million votes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa despite failing to deliver during the last five years rule.

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