Khaqan Abbasi ridicules accountability process

By: News Desk      Published: 11:40 AM, 28 Oct, 2021
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
File photo.

Former prime minister and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has ridiculed the ongoing accountability process, saying he has to appear thrice in court during the current week, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Talking to reporters outside an accountability court in Karachi on Thursday, Khaqan Abbasi said the new accountability law has been introduced which is beyond the comprehension of any person.

This law, he said, had been brought in only to give an extension to the NAB chairman.

According to him, even judges feel concerned as the new law has been brought in with mala fide intention.

He said efforts were being made to keep all matters secret.

The controversy about the DG ISI went on for three weeks and no one understands why it was brought to the public domain.

The former prime minister, who is also vice-president of the PML-N, said gifts that foreign governments give to government leaders need to be made public.  He said the government itself has moved the court on this subject.

According to him, a journalist told him that he has moved a petition on the matter. However, he did not expect any outcome.

Mr Abbasi said the government has completely failed.  The rupee has further depreciated over the past four weeks.

People understand that when elections will be stolen they would face difficulties.

He said judges were facing more problems because of the NAB ordinance.

The former prime minister said when the government was involved in administrative matters who would run the country.

Mr Abbasi said the PDM was holding protest rallies across the country but, unlike in the past, the media cameras were not covering them.