The recent London press conference of Opposition Leader in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif along with former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, has created a storm in the politics. In a press conference Shehbaz Sharif has dismissed the NAB’s allegartions of plea bargaining and challenged the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal to produce evidence that he or any member of the Sharif family contacted him, to offer plea bargaining.
In the interview, the NAB chairman had alleged that Shehbaz and Hamza offered to pay him money for leniency in their cases, and that Nawaz Sharif had made a similar offer.
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“There has been no direct or indirect contact. The claims on behalf of the NAB chairman have been made in a published interview. The NAB chairman must issue a clarification on the lies published in the article. I call on the NAB chief to provide evidence in support of his allegations,” Shehbaz Sharif said.
“I will quit politics forever if he provides any proof to back up his allegations. We reserve all our legal and constitutional rights.” The PML-N president said that he and Ishaq Dar had met party colleagues in London and updated them about the party’s strategy in Pakistan. He said credit for ending load-shedding goes to Nawaz Sharif’s government.
He said that his party would remain neutral on the recent scandal relating to NAB chief Javed Iqbal, but demanded the constitution of a parliamentary committee for probing the allegations. The PML-N president said a parliamentary body should be formed to probe the issue as it was of national importance.
Firdous Ashiq Awan hits back
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan demanded on Sunday that Shehbaz Sharif return to the country along with former finance minister Ishaq Dar so that the truth and lies could be differentiated and revealed.
In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, she claimed Shehbaz Sharif was not in the country and a search was on to find him. Those who had fled were now teaching others to lie, she alleged.
شہباز شریف صاحب “چیمبر” آپ کا خالی ہے اور آپ کی یہاں تلاش جاری ہے۔جو میدان چھوڑ کر بھاگ گئے ہیں وہ دوسروں کو دروغ گوئی کا کیا درس دے رہے ہیں؟ شہباز صاحب اسحاق ڈارکے ساتھ واپس آئیں تاکہ سچ جھوٹ کا پتہ چلے۔— Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) May 26, 2019
شہباز شریف صاحب “چیمبر” آپ کا خالی ہے اور آپ کی یہاں تلاش جاری ہے۔جو میدان چھوڑ کر بھاگ گئے ہیں وہ دوسروں کو دروغ گوئی کا کیا درس دے رہے ہیں؟ شہباز صاحب اسحاق ڈارکے ساتھ واپس آئیں تاکہ سچ جھوٹ کا پتہ چلے۔
— Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) May 26, 2019
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21 July, 2019