PM's Information Adviser Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, while addressing a news conference on Tuesday, said that in view of apprehensions of the business community against the graft watchdog, the federal cabinet discussed how the practice of arm-twisting
and threatening of businessmen by some elements in NAB officials can be halted.
'In the light of complaints of business community against NAB, the federal cabinet discussed how the practice of arm-twisting
and threatening of businessmen by some NAB officials can be thwarted,' said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan while addressing a press conference after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
'Instead, we are being dismissed with misleading scare stories and arm-twisting
of the panel officials by 'highly-placed Nigerians' wishing to protect some persons under our investigation and thereby distracting the panel from carrying out its lawful mandate.'
To use institutions for arm-twisting
of opponents is deplorable, he added.
But far from making a politically turbulent region more harmonious, analysts say FIFA's proposal could deepen regional fissures and leave Kuwait and Oman, as well as Qatar, open to further political arm-twisting
from the regional power bloc of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Abbasi claimed the Bureau was being used for arm-twisting
of politicians and accused it of indulging in mud-slinging of members of Parliament.
'We will have to do arm-twisting
of Sindh government if they fail to take action.' When asked to elaborate the term 'arm-twisting
', he briefly explained that, 'when electricity bill is not paid the connection is cut off but we won't cut the water supply but the tap can be slowed.'
Mohammad Aslam Khan said that US should not get the benefit of its dominant position in the IMF and should refrain from threatening the lender and abstain from arm-twisting
Pakistan as it will strain already bumpy relations.
This week, after some highlevel negotiations (AKA arm-twisting
), we've got a pair of tickets to offer for the winner of our 'Jason Robinson Competition'.
MCAs have differed with NASA leader Raila Odinga over his remarks that they are arm-twisting
governors and undermining development in counties.
Media and civil society activists demanded that ongoing arm-twisting
of a section of media is uncalled for and regrettable.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the West tossed aside international law and employed arm-twisting
tactics against many countries in order to get them to expel Russian diplomats.