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Shameful act by Shehbaz brought a bad name to Pakistan globally: Firdous

Shameful act by Shehbaz brought a bad name to Pakistan globally: Firdous
August 19, 2019
SIALKOT (92 News) – Special Assistant of Prime Minister to Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the shameful act by the Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his gang brought a bad name to Pakistan globally after an article published in leading British newspaper, ‘Daily Mail’. Addressing a press conference in Sialkot on Sunday, reacting to the money laundering report of Shehbaz, the special assistant said that the ‘Daily Mail’ has also endorsed Shehbaz Sharif’s massive corruption and money-laundering. She said a story published in the British newspaper Daily Mail is an evidence of the corruption of Shairfs who not only looted the taxpayers’ money but plundered even the aid by foreign donors meant for the relief of earthquake affectees. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Sharif family, especially Shehbaz Sharif, plundered 500 million pounds relief aid, donated by Britain for the earthquake victims in Pakistan. She said that Shehbaz also deceived the British people as well as Pakistani nation through massive money-laundering. She said that the shameful act by the ‘Corruption King’ Shehbaz Sharif and his gang brought a bad name to Pakistan globally and created a bad impression of the country in the comity of nations as well. She said that all national institutions in Pakistan would now probe the nasty matter of Shehbaz Sharif corruption, pointed out by the British daily, adding that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is taking all measures to restore the lost glory of the country. The reaction came after Britain-based newspaper Daily Mail exposed an alleged money laundering scandal of PML-N president and Shehbaz Sharif from the UK government aid for earthquake victims in Pakistan. According to a confidential investigation report seen by Daily Mail, millions of pounds were transferred into the bank accounts of Shehbaz’s family members, including his wife, children and a son-in-law. Responding to media report of ‘The Mail’ claiming Shehbaz Sharif allegedly laundered Britain’s aid worth millions of pounds reserved for the rehabilitation of earthquake victims, the PML-N rejected claims that Shehbaz Sharif, family embezzled millions given to Pakistan by the UK in aid.

Addressing a press conference, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb termed the report – an article published in UK’s media – baseless and a propaganda campaign.

She said the story was ‘planted’ in a tabloid paper. She said the paper was unreliable. She also mentioned that DFID rebutted the report. “Bring us these records, she demanded. Show the country proof of your claims,” she added. She said that the PML-N would sue the publication over the planted, unsubstantiated story. “The news was published through a controversial journalist [who works for a] UK newspaper and is based in Lahore on Imran’s behest,” claimed the PML-N spokesperson.