A British Institution Department for Information Development (DFID) has denied news published in the daily mail newspaper against Shahbaz Sharif stealing funds of earthquake affectees.
The statement issued by the DFID said that the aid has been provided for the earthquake victims to Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) while the fund aimed at to construct schools in the earthquake affected areas and the aid was provided after the construction of the schools. The DFID has clarified that an audit was conducted regarding all the work while the British citizens’ taxpayers money spent where they have given.
Britain-based Newspaper Daily Mail has issued a news report, alleging Sharif family members of being involved in money laundering and corruption under the governance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Citing an interview of Sharif family’s frontman Aftab Mehmood, Daily Mail accused PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif of committing money laundering in Britain during the time when latter was Chief Minister of Punjab.
The report states that the British government at the time had handed over £500million to Punjab Government for victims of the Earthquake. s per Investigation Agencies, Sharif family used this amount for money laundering.
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27 September, 2019