ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated a probe against Minister of Statistics Kamran Michael for allegedly accumulating assets beyond known sources of income.
Quoting sources, news officials reported, a probe has been launched against the minister for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Sources said the minister allegedly accumulated assets during his era as Minister for Ports and Shipping and bureau’s Karachi and Lahore offices have begun gathering evidences in this regard.
Michael held the portfolio of Minister for Ports and Shipping from 2013 to 2016.
It is pertinent to mention here that NAB had earlier filed a reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar levelling similar charges against him.
Dar has been declared proclaimed offender over his perpetual absence from the trial proceedings conducted by an accountability court against him for allegedly for amassing wealth.
The anti-graft watchdog had filed the reference against the PML-N leader in compliance with the July 28 verdict of the Supreme Court in a case famously known as Panamagate, which resulted in disqualification of former premier Nawaz Sharif.