The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) hit back at the federal government on Saturday after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ministers accused former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif of illegally spending Rs600m on air travel.
Talking to journalists, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said, “The government functioning on lies and U-turns should first consult facts before issuing yet another allegation.”
She added that the former Punjab CM availed such services in accordance with his privileges and law. “Shehbaz only used private jet as chief minister to serve the people,” the PML-N leader said, adding that the Civil Aviation Authority had declared the Punjab government’s airplane as unfit for flight.
“Shehbaz never received one penny from Punjab government and every detail is present in the record logs,” Marriyum asserted, adding that the ex-CM refused to buy Rs4 billion helicopter during his tenure.
Moreover, the PML-N spokesperson said unlike PM Imran Khan, Shehbaz didn’t use the helicopter for recreational purposes.
She said, “Before accusing others, Imran Khan should first clarify his own air expenses to NAB.”