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May 10, 2021

PM mandated to nab corrupt: Farrukh

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May 10, 2021

FAISALABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has been mandated to nab the corrupt and retrieve the looted and plundered money from them, said State Minister for Information & Broadcasting Farrukh Habib.

Addressing a press conference at Circuit House here on Sunday, he said Shehbaz Sharif was the focal point of corruption, committed during the last 30 years. He said that democracy and accountability were dependent on each other and it should not be dubbed as victimisation. He said that Imran Khan had a neat and clean political career, but when his integrity was questioned, he provided his money trail of decades in politics despite he never held any public office. Imran Khan had provided 60 documents to prove that his money was legal.

On the other hand, the politics of the Sharif family depended on corruption and fraud. They looted money with both hands and provided fake Qatari letter and Calibri font letter, which was a joke with the justice and fair play. He said that the government had decided to file an appeal against the Lahore High Court decision allowing Shehbaz Sharif to proceed abroad. He said that Shehbaz Sharif had given a guarantee on stamp paper of Rs50 that Nawaz Sharif would return, but he failed to return and now allowing the guarantor to proceed abroad would be tantamount to sabotage of all cases against them.

He also criticised the so-called allegations raised by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others and said that Shehbaz Sharif had never been acquitted in any NAB case and before the final settlement of the cases, he should not be allowed to skip the justice system.

Regarding delay in the decision of these cases, he said that the government wanted fair trial, which should be above all speculations. “Our demand was that Shehbaz Sharif should give money trail as his assets were beyond his means,” he added.

Provincial Minister for Industries and Culture Khayal Ahmad Kastro said that Yasmeen Rashid was a cancer patient and she was being treated in Pakistan.

Responding to a question about the repatriation of Nawaz Sharif, Farrukh Habib said that the Punjab government had categorically refused to extend stay in London and a letter to the effect was written to the UK government in March 2020. As per law, Nawaz Sharif was now an offender and the government was trying through legal and diplomatic channels to bring him back.

He termed Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal and Rana Sanaullah cronies of the Sharif family who were just creating hype with ulterior motives to use coercive measures to pave the way for Shehbaz Sharif to proceed abroad without the settlement of pending court cases.