Shehbaz says NAB welcome to probe Multan Metro Bus project

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was welcome to launch a corruption probe into the Multan Metro Bus project.

Addressing a ceremony, the CM stated that corruption accusations against him were dismissed by the authorities.

He further stated that Punjab government was spending billions of rupees for federal government’s national highway projects. He added, “For the first time in 70 years, Punjab government is financing the projects of the federal government.”

He remarked that the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took a loan for its metro project. On the other hand, “we are spending from our own pockets on projects worth billions of rupees,” he added.

On the development projects in the country, he shared that Pakistan’s first IT university is being built in Rahim Yar Khan, along with a Rs24 billion new road in Khanewal.

Speaking about the Chinese company that recently got blacklisted for levelling allegations against him, CM Shehbaz questioned,” Who will blacklist those who hurl false allegations against others in Pakistan?”

Meanwhile, an Indonesian delegation led by President of Indonesia’s Special Envoy for the OIC and the Middle East, Dr Alwi Shihab held a meeting with CM Shehbaz.

Matters pertaining to mutual interest, boosting of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Indonesia and enhancement of cooperation in the various sectors came under discussion during the meeting.