‘NAB reference in opposition to Shehbaz Sharif prepared’: Shahzad Akbar

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Shahzad Akbar (L) and Shibli Faraz addressing a press convention in Islamabad, on May 16, 2020. — PID

ISLAMABAD: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference is able to be filed in opposition to PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar stated Saturday. 

“Those who are working hand in glove with Sharif in corruption stand exposed […] Eid is near and the reference against Sharif is ready,” he stated whereas addressing a press convention alongside Information Minister Shibli Faraz.

Akbar claimed that there’s a path of the “kickbacks and commission received by the PML-N leader”, including that Sharif must reply to the corruption expenses. He demanded a trial of the previous Punjab chief minister on a day-to-day foundation.

Akbar claimed that Hamza Shabaz used to submit “cheques without mentioning names on them”.

A NAB reference is prepared and Sharif must reply all these questions, Akbar stated.

“According to EOBI data, Masroor Anwar is an employee of the Sharif group who submitted a cheque worth Rs900 million,” Akbar stated, including: “Anwar is in custody and he has given his statement.”

On May 2, Sheikh Rashid stated that he “has been told” that NAB “will turn into Tarzan after Eid”.

“Those who think they will remain safe will not be spared after Eid,” he stated in an obvious warning to detractors.

The minister stated that it takes plenty of time to get the NAB Ordinance modified, including that the PML-N won’t get the amendments it’s looking for.

‘Govt taking vital steps’ to deal with virus

Continuing in the present day’s press convention, the knowledge minister stated the federal government was taking vital steps to curb the unfold of the virus within the nation.

Taking over the press convention, the knowledge minister stated the federal government was taking vital steps to curb the unfold of the virus within the nation.

“The prime minister’s strategy has been clear from the first day,” Faraz stated.

“As soon as the pandemic hit the country, the National Coordination Committee (NCC) and National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) were established to deal with it. People from all four provinces were made a part of the NCOC since PM Imran wanted to take everyone’s input,” he stated.

He added that the nation was dealing with a number of challenges and the federal government was working in keeping with a roadmap to take care of the pandemic.

“PM announced $8 billion relief package for the masses and allocated Rs480 billion for the economy. Rs570 billion was kept to provide relief to the people and through the Ehsaas Programme Rs104 billion was distributed to 85,000 families,” Faraz added.

Stressing upon the necessity for unity to deal with the problem, the knowledge minister stated he regretted that the opposition events didn’t give any constructive solutions within the National Assembly session for the struggle in opposition to the pandemic.

“What we saw was that Shehbaz Sharif was absent[from the session], and that their speeches were the same as pressers,” Faraz stated, including: “Shehbaz not attending the session, is proof that the elite believe they don’t have to come in and attend the session. Lives of the other lawmakers are not important.”

‘Akbar ought to replicate on his personal actions’

Separately, PML-N chief Malik Ahmad Khan stated that ministers had been directing investigation businesses which was a violation of the legislation.

Addressing a press convention alongside PML-N leaders Uzma Bukhari and Attaullah Tarar, he stated: “Nawaz Sharif’s crime was that he took the country out of the dark.”

He stated that the PML-N would reply to the questions requested by Akbar.

Taking over the press convention, Bukhari stated that earlier than pointing fingers at others, Akbar should replicate on his personal actions.

“They are setting up the stage for the drama that will take place after Eid,” she stated, including: “Questions have already been raised on NAB’s performance.”

Bukhari warned that outdated data of PM Imran may be dug out.

Furthermore, Tarar stated that Shehbaz owns a cattle farm that’s registered and he pays taxes value thousands and thousands of rupees. “These accusations are the government’s tactics to shift attention from its performance.”

“Akbar accuses [the Sharif family] of corruption worth billions of rupees”, however he doesn’t take this up with courts.

“Shehbaz has saved the nation billions of rupees,” he stated, including: “They [government] should worry about their sugar and wheat thieves.”