Corrupt elements from Lahore to Larkana crying hoarse: Fawad


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday said cries of the corrupt elements from Lahore to Larkana were being listened as for the first time in the history of Pakistan big fish were being arrested under accountability law.

Talking to media persons after inaugurating a real estate expo here, he said there was no threat to democracy, economy or Islam in the country, only the future of corrupt people was in danger following National Accountability Bureau (NAB) action.

He said the other day Asif Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and this day Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were shouting against the NAB as they had been caught red-handed by the accountability watchdog and could not escape the law.

He said if Hamza was a real political leader, he would have cooperated with NAB team and not resisted effort of his arrest.

He said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had the history of attacking national institutions as its workers had attacked Supreme Court of Pakistan in the past, and now they attacked the NAB team performing its legal duties.

He said Hamza instead of cooperating with the NAB, unleashed his staff who tortured and attacked NAB team and interfered in official business.

He said Rs85 billion assets of Shehbaz Shairf had been unearthed abroad and proofs of Hamza Shehbaz involvement in money laundering had been traced.

He said in response to NAB action, the institution was ridiculed but the process of accountability would not stop by such threats.

Fawad Hussain said since creation of Pakistan till 2008 foreign debt of Pakistan was $37 billion but in last ten years it crossed the figure of $97 billion.

He said two persons namely Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif were responsible for economic crisis of the country.

He said during next six months national economy would witness a positive change. He said preliminary work of “Apna Ghar Scheme” had been accomplished and its launch would bring a positive change in Pakistan’s economy.