Notable British journalist David Rose, who in a detailed report has exposed corruption of the former chief minister, on Tuesday took a jab at Shehbaz Sharif for alleged money-laundering through the United Kingdom.
David Rose works for Mail on Sunday, is winner of 2015 British National Press Awards Reporter of the Year, 2018 Feature Writer of the Year and Author of seven books.
Welcoming the duke and duchess of Britain on their visit to Pakistan, the former chief minister in a tweet said that the visit underscored deepening friendship between both the countries. “UK has been a great development partner of Pakistan. With Department for International Development’s cooperation, Punjab achieved various milestones during our government for which we will always remain grateful!”
In response to the tweet, Rose shared link of his report in which he exposed Shehbaz Sharif and his family’s embezzlement and money laundering. He also said, “Mr Sharif says the UK has been a “great development partner” for Pakistan. A pity then that his own family is alleged to have stolen and money-laundered billions of rupees, much of it via the UK, while he was chief minister.”
In another tweet a day ago, the journalist expressed delight over the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visiting Pakistan and in the same breadth he said that thankfully they won’t be meeting Shahbaz Sharif.
Sharing a picture of the British High Commissioner to Pakistan toasting mango juice with Shehbaz in 2018 on occasion of the queen’s birthday party in Lahore, he called it an absurd happening.
After being repeatedly asked by many Pakistanis if the ex-Punjab CM had filed any reference against his report of embezzlement, on Oct 7 he tweeted, “Hello Pakistani friends. A lot of you have been asking if Shehbaz Sharif has commenced a lawsuit against me and my newspaper yet.