Federal Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry (L) held a press convention in Islamabad alongside the Minister of State for Data and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib (R) on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Photograph: Screengrab through Hum Information Dwell.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday stated that the “Sharif household has change into recurring to distorting the reality,” as he  criticised Shahbaz Sharif for “mendacity for greater than an hour throughout his press convention.”

Talking to the media in Islamabad alongside the Minister of State for Data and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, Fawad supplied particulars of the money-laundering case towards Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shahbaz Sharif, Geo.television reported.

He stated that whereas Shahbaz Sharif held a really lengthy press convention, he failed to elucidate what was the aim of his statements.

“Often, we would count on him to supply clarification concerning the cash laundering allegations levelled towards if he’s holding such a prolonged press convention however he could not provide you with a single fact. 

“He continued to lie all through the one hour and 10 minutes of the press convention as an alternative of offering solutions to the allegations circumstances towards him as a result of the Sharif household has change into recurring to lies,” Fawad stated.

It needs to be recalled that earlier within the day, Shahbaz had held a press briefing as we speak after a UK courtroom ordered his and his household’s financial institution accounts restored. The PML-N president had stated that the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Company (FIA) couldn’t show corruption of “even a single penny” towards him and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

 “Sadly, pretend information was disseminated two days in the past and all these concerned in publishing the information are well-known to the general public for having ties with the Sharif household.”

“The headlines that had been carried [by a media outlet] had been a part of a pretend propaganda,” Fawad maintained, including that the money-laundering probe initiated towards the Sharif household in London was “not began upon the request of the Pakistani authorities.”

He stated that the two-year-long probe by the UK’s Nationwide Crime Company (NCA) was launched into the accounts of a frontman named Zulfiqar Ahmed.

“The NCA had began probing the accounts of Zulfiqar Ahmed and Suleman Shahbaz. It was the company’s personal determination [and had nothing to do with the Pakistani government].”

The NCA additionally approached Pakistan’s Asset Restoration Unit (ARU) to hunt the small print of economic transactions and hundis. “The case was neither initiated by the Pakistani authorities nor talked about something about Shahbaz Sharif,” he stated.

He stated that there are two ongoing “ripe” circumstances towards Shahbaz Sharif in Pakistani courts. One of many circumstances was registered by NAB Lahore towards Shahbaz Sharif and his relations in reference to Rs7.32 billion.

Fawad stated that for the final six months, the courtroom didn’t have a choose which allowed Shahbaz to carry press conferences and ship speeches within the meeting. “It’s as a result of the proceedings of those circumstances usually are not being held on a day after day foundation,” he stated.

Offering additional particulars, Fawad stated that there’s one other Rs25 billion case towards Shahbaz registered by the FIA because of the probe carried out by the Sugar Inquiry Fee.

Fawad stated that when the PTI authorities and Prime Minister Imran Khan discuss accountability and the looted cash, they’re solely involved as a result of “this cash belongs to the individuals of Pakistan.”

“Once we discuss accountability, we discuss handing over the looted a reimbursement to the individuals of Pakistan,” stated Chaudhry.

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