UK asked to deport Nawaz Sharif, says Shahzad Akbar

By: News Desk      Published: 05:53 PM, 11 Jan, 2021
UK asked to deport Nawaz Sharif, says Shahzad Akbar

Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar on Monday said that Pakistan has asked the UK to deport Nawaz Sharif, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a news conference in Lahore, Shahzad Akbar said the PML-N leadership has been once again exposed before the people as they made failed attempts to conceal their properties, and tried to fool the people again by telling oft-repeated lies.

He said Nawaz Sharif used the platform of parliament to protect his ill-gotten assets, adding due to growing public awareness and other factors Nawaz Sharif could not further misguide people through such tactics.

Shahzad Akbar said that Nawaz Sharif, after Panama Leaks, addressed the nation and approached the court where he made contradictory statements, and the Supreme Court after conducting long proceedings declared him dishonest and disqualified him.

He said they had claimed that work permit ‘Aqama’ and not ‘corruption’ was the reason behind their disqualification by the court. Shahzad Akbar said it was not just a matter about work permit as any public officeholder could commit money laundering under the umbrella of work permit.

Shehzad Akbar said as per NAB law if a person’s assets did not match his source of income, the person could be considered corrupt, or his assets were ill-gotten.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan set a fine example by presenting his complete money trail in the court due to which the court declared him honest. He added Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was the only political party in the country which had transparent fund raising procedures as practised by other parties across the globe, adding PTI had submitted all details about its funds to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

He said PML-N leadership, including Maryam Nawaz, once again resorted to propaganda after a news came out from London about Avenfield that the case had been dismissed, which was not true.

He said Broadsheet Company which was hired by then NAB for tracing the assets of Pakistanis had got a Charging Order Act on Avenfield Apartment from a court so that this property could not be disposed of until Broadsheet Company got its payments, adding later the company withdrew its charging order after being paid for its loans. He said then DG NAB and Attorney General were answerable for the “agreement” which they made with the Broadsheet Company.

The Adviser said that the PML-N leaders termed it ‘political victimization’ whenever accountability process was started against them, adding that people of the country were aware of lies and corruption of PML-N and how they plundered the national exchequer.

He said former defence minister Khawaja Asif had claimed that he was employed in a company in Dubai and was getting salary of Rs140 million rupees in cash, whereas actually the money was being transferred in a bank account.

Shahzad Akbar said Nawaz Sharif was allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment after the reports of the medical board, adding he was allowed to travel as per judicial order.

He said when Maryam Nawaz was summoned by NAB, she along with a number of party activists attacked the NAB office as she followed in the footsteps of her father who had attacked the Supreme Court.

He said efforts were being made to bring Nawaz Sharif back to the country.