LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz’s statements had exposed his “undemocratic” face before the masses.
Speaking to media representatives after inaugurating a three-day drama festival here on Monday, he said the people of Punjab had now realised that the opposition, mainly the PML-N, had nothing to do with democracy, democratic institutions, and the parliamentary politics.
Chohan criticised Hamza and said that the PML-N leader had realised his father [Shehbaz Sharif] would “not be spared this time”.
The investigation agencies, he added, were working independently and exposing the faces of corrupt elements across the board.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have been given the mandate for accountability by the people of Pakistan. But the accountability process will be carried out by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the independent judiciary,” he maintained.
Chohan warned if Hamza did not desist from hurling baseless accusations, he would be paid back in the “same coin”. Rebutting the opposition’s charge of victimisation, the info minister said that only those politicians who had been involved in rampant corruption, money laundering and misuse of authority were crying now.
“Whenever the law tightens the noose around corrupt politicians, they get united in a bid to protect their looted money.”
“But I want to make it clear that the ongoing accountability process will continue come what may,” he said and added that the government had to recover the looted amount and deposit it back into the national exchequer.