President Asif Ali Zardari should act sensibly and not take decisions such as appointing Deedar Shah chairman of the National Accountability Bureau, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Sunday.
Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the Watan Card Programme in Khushab dictrict, Shahbaz said, “If such appointments continue to be made, we will be forced to conduct a long march.”
The chief minister said the PML-N opposed the president’s decision and would continue to do so.
“I have no personal grudge against Shah, but the matter at hand demands justice and bringing back the money looted from the country, whether the money is in Swiss bank accounts or the one looted from the Pakistan Steel Mills or through illegal loans of millions of rupees given by the directors of the Bank of Punjab,” he said.
He said people of Punjab and Sindh were talented but without resources.
“Cancer patients, widows and orphans have a right to $60 millions in Swiss bank accounts and the sum is not anyone’s personal property,” he said.
Shahbaz said Shah’s appointment as the NAB chief was a “slap on the face of justice”.
Zardari should act sensibly: Shahbaz