ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed has said the federal cabinet decided to recover money of undue expenditures from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and president Asif Ali Zardari within a month.
“If they fail to submit the amount to the government, legal action will be taken against them,” Murad Saeed said while briefing media on cabinet meeting in Islamabad. He was flanked by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.
He said the previous governments burdened the country with huge debt as they plundered national wealth on their personal gains. He said a loan of 24,000 billion rupees was taken during the tenures of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari. He said national institutions were pledged to take loans.
Murad Saeed said the Sharif Brothers had established five camp offices apart from CM Office while former president Zardari had set up three camp offices. The family installed barbed wire at a cost of 270 million rupees from national exchequer at their residence. He said 2,753 police personnel were dedicated for the security of the Sharif family.
Speaking on this occasion, Firdous said Prime Minister Imran Khan had vowed to tackle profiteers and hoarders with iron hands who were responsible for bringing inflation in the country.
She said at the outset of the meeting the prime minister vowed to take every step to provide relief to the people who were facing the brunt of inflation.
Imran Khan also directed Ministry of National Food Security and related organizations to take all out measures for supply of edible items to people. He said action would be taken against those responsible for recent flour crisis in the light of recommendations of investigative report.
The special assistant said the cabinet discussed the issue of appointment of new Sindh inspector general of police and it was decided to appoint a person for this top slot with consultation. Prime Minister Imran directed Sindh Governor Imran Ismail to hold consultation with provincial chief minister regarding names put forth for the appointment of IG Sindh.