ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani on Sunday said that strong and independent institutions in the country, including the judiciary, did not suit the leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and they were criticising national institutions to escape accountability process.
Talking to a private news channel he said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is working independently and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has nothing to do with its matters.
The ongoing accountability, he said, was a part of the PTI’s manifesto and the government was committed to fulfill all the promises made with the public during election campaign.
He said that the government was moving ahead with the focus to improve country’s trade and export volume with its neighbours and strengthening the national economy through its prudent policies.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was the first man who raised his voice against corruption and created awareness among the youth about their fundamental rights, which had been ignored due to corrupt system. It was the first time in country’s political history that the corrupt elements were being held accountable, he added.
Iftikhar said that the expenses of Bani Gala were being met by PM Khan from his own resources, who had also given the details and money trail of his foreign flats to the court.
Imran Khan’s every property is in Pakistan, Iftikhar said.
Replying to a question regarding anti-corruption institutions, he said that NAB is a completely independent institution and was investigating the corruption cases with the support of other institutions, including the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Responding to another question, he said that PTI leaders had set a true political culture by rendering resignations voluntarily after cases were framed against them.