PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Amir Muqam for the third time on August 2 in connection with corruption charges.
An investigation is being carried out against Muqam for owning assets beyond known means of income. Last month, Muqam sought more time to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog citing his engagements with the electoral campaign.
Muqam, who is the president of PML-N’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chapter, is accused by the bureau of purchasing properties in Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar, in addition to buying agricultural land in Swat, Shangla, and Peshawar.
NAB had initiated the inquiry against Muqam in April this year, since then Muqam had been summoned twice by the bureau, however, he did not appear before the NAB on both occasions.
Muqam has previously served as advisor to the prime minister. He was defeated in general elections 2018 in NA-2 Swat.
The anti-graft body has been actively cracking down against corruption across Pakistan and has arrested a number of notables involved in various embezzlement cases.