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Daily Mail also endorsed Shehbaz Sharif massive corruption: Firdous Ashiq

15 July, 2019

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday said that leading British newspaper Daily Mail had also endorsed Shehbaz Sharif’s massive corruption and money laundering.

Talking to the media, she said the Sharif family, especially Shehbaz Sharif, plundered 500 million pounds worth of 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 ‘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’s corruption, pointed out by the British daily.

Dr Firdous said, “It is a truth published by the leading British newspaper, and not an act of so-called revenge by the Pakistan government against Shehbaz Sharif and his gang.”

She said the Sharif family also weakened the national institutions for their vested interests and to protect their local and international corruption. She said that they were the “certified plunderers” now. “Daily Mail’s corruption story has exposed Shehbaz Sharif and his sons’ corruption at the international level,” she added.

Dr Firdous said that the total assets of Shehbaz Sharif in the UK were worth 150,000 pounds in 2003, and these assets rose up to 200 million pounds in 2018 due to massive corruption and money laundering. She said that a person, identified as Aftab Ahmed in the UK, laundered millions of pounds for Shehbaz Sharif, as reported in the Daily Mail story.

The special assistant said that now the international and foreign media was exposing corruption and money laundering of Shehbaz Sharif and his family. “This was the foreign media, and not any Pakistani media, which brought to light your corruption. Now you cannot deny the report about your massive corruption,” she told Shehbaz. She asked the opposition leader in National Assembly to keep his words and quit politics in the larger national interest, as his corruption had been proved globally.

Dr Firdous said the shameful act of the Sharif family had hurt the sentiments of the entire nation. She asked Shehbaz to tender an apology to the nation, accept his international corruption and quit politics in the national interest.

She said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was striving for getting restored Pakistan’s lost integrity globally. She said that both the political parties – PML-N and PPP – were busy in deceiving the nation by staging political dramas in the country. It was an eye-opener and a point of grave concern for the Pakistani nation that now the foreign media was also exposing massive corruption and money laundering of the plunderers, Shehbaz Sharif and his gang, she said.

Dr Firdous said that there was complete freedom of expression in the country, adding that the media was enjoying complete freedom, as the PTI government was ensuring the right to freedom of expression and speech in the country.

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