PM Imran Khan criticizes NAB for arresting accomplished archeologist

Ishaq Khan

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday has criticized the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for arresting the accomplished archeology and Director of Archaeology and Museums for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Dr Abdul Samad.

PM Imran Khan took notice of the Dr Samad and asked the NAB Chief Dr Javed Iqbal to take action against those people who are in ‘this disgraceful act’ of arresting a well known and accomplished archeologist of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday.

While replying to a post of senior journalist Ismail Khan, PM Imran Khan tweeted that “The NAB Chairman should take action against those in his institution who are responsible for this disgraceful act”.

Senior journalist of Peshawar, Ismail Khan had tweeted about the arrest of Dr Samad, he wrote that “NAB brought the only PhD in Sanskrit, in Asia from Germany, a Fulbright scholar and a gold medalist in archeology [sic], Dr. Samad, to court for employing low paid workers to ward off illegal excavations.

“What a shame! Why should anybody serve here!”