ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability Barrister Shahzad Akbar said Shehbaz Sharif was arrested on the charges of money laundering amounting to over seven billion rupees.
“The assets of Shehbaz Sharif and his family have risen massively during the period of last ten years,” he said talking to a local news channel. He said that Shehbaz Sharif used the bank account of his wife as Benami and various people transferred huge amount of money in her account from time to time.
He said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) started the investigation regarding the assets of Shehbaz Sharif, after the reports of Financial Monitoring Unit. The adviser said Maryam Nawaz was taking the advantage of being a woman. He said Maryam Nawaz was on interim bail.
Barrister Shahzad Akbar said her bail should be challenged in the court as she was violating the Constitution.
Talking to the state television, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has said the government would not make any compromise on the accountability of the corrupt and it was not afraid of the opposition’s movement.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan was ready to sit with the opposition leadership on matters of national importance, but he would not stop the accountability process as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was voted to power to root out corruption from the country.
Shibli Faraz said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders, during their governments, promoted financial corruption and ruined the state institutions.
He said it was for the first time in the country’s history that powerful people were being held accountable.
Shibli Faraz said the government had reduced current account and trade deficits, and increased foreign reserves through its prudent polices, while the previous regimes ruined the national economy by their policies aimed at looting the national wealth.