More arrests to follow after Shehbaz: info minister


ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has hinted at more arrests following the detention of former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Fawad Chaudhry was reacting to arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

The minister said, “Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest was the first, and more ‘major’ arrests are also expected in the coming days.”

“PTI government has a zero-tolerance policy against corruption. The process of accountability will move further,” he added.

Fawad Chaudhry said, “NAB arrested Shehbaz Sharif in the case registered in their government tenure. There is an allegation of over Rs 56 billion in the Ashiana Housing scheme and the anti-graft body arrested PML-N President over these charges.”

The government is completely impartial in all such manner, however, whatever NAB will be provided every assistance it needs. “NAB is an independent body and government does not control it.”

Further, Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said, “The services of the former provincial chief minister are bearing fruit now.”

“All members of the former government involved in corruption will soon be behind bars,” he added. “The nation will from now on keep hearing good news,” Chohan further said.

Fawad welcomed the arrest of Shehbaz Sharif and termed it a ‘big step’ by NAB.