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Opposition submits privilege motion against NAB DG for 'media trial'

Islamabad, Nov 9 (UNI) The opposition parties on Friday submitted a privilege motion in the National Assembly Secretariat, to slam the "media trial" conducted by the director general of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore Saleem Shahzad, during his television appearances.
According to PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, the PPP had "joined the privilege motion moved by PML-N in writing". She added that the rest of the opposition parties had also supported the motion, signed by Leader of Opposition in the Parliament Shahbaz Sharif, Dawn reported.
The motion said that Shahzad had given interviews to multiple news channels "with the consent" of the NAB chairman.
The NAB Lahore DG "provided details of the matters that are sub-judice" and "maligned the reputation" of opposition members in the National Assembly, the motion said.
Citing a breach of the privilege of the members of the opposition in the National Assembly, the motion objected to the “media trial” of the opposition members and urged “immediate intervention” of the House.
“Mr Saleem Shehzad, DG NAB Lahore with the consent of the Chairman NAB has appeared on the following TV programs of which the documentary evidence is available,” reads the motion, listing a number of TV programs which interviewed the NAB official.
Shahzad appeared on 'Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath' on Dunya News, 'Off The Record' on ARY News, 'Nadeem Malik Live' on Hum News, 'Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath' on Geo News, and 'Awaz' on Samaa TV — all over the last two days, according to the motion.
“He has conducted a media trial of opposition members, attempted to influence the so-called cases against the members of the National Assembly, provided details of the matters that are sub-judice, revealed details of confidential and secret NAB documents and maligned the reputation of the members of the Parliament,” the motion states.
The notice also accused Shahzad of revealing confidential information and urged National Assembly to intervene in the matter immediately.
Earlier, DG NAB Lahore Saleem Shehzad appeared on Geo News' show 'Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath' on Thursday night, where he said that the anti-corruption watchdog would file a reference against Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif by the end of this month.
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