Taking a dig at opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif, accused of money laundering and disproportionate assets cases, Imran Khan's ministers said the Pakistan government would never allow him to leave the country. On Monday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, along with Prime Minister's Advisor Mirza Shahzad Akbar and Energy Minister Hammad Azhar, vowed that the Imran Khan-led government would never allow Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif to leave the country. Will give Further, Fawad Chaudhry has appealed to Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed to allow live coverage of high-profile corruption cases of opposition leaders.
During this, Shahzad Akbar said that Shahbaz Sharif should not try to escape to London and should answer about his corruption in the courts because we will not allow him to flee abroad. At the same time, rejecting Shehbaz Sharif's claim that he was harassed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials, the Prime Minister's adviser said, "Rather, Shahbaz Sharif's son Hamza Sharif threatened the FIA officials with dire consequences." has given. Some properties of former rulers were exposed through the Panama Papers scandal and many are yet to be unearthed.
Fawad Chaudhry said the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shahbaz Sharif, at a press conference on Monday, instead of clarifying his position regarding the corruption allegations against him, raised the issues of electricity and gas. Shahbaz is supposed to answer questions about the laundering of 25 billion rupees abroad on forged documents, but he said that he talked about the construction of a metro bus service in Punjab. When asked whether his sons have transferred billions of rupees abroad, he says they have worked on water supply schemes. When Shahbaz is questioned about the transfer of billions of rupees in his accounts, he says that he has served the Punjab province.
The information minister said the opposition leaders during the hearing of their cases in courts gave statements contrary to what they had said in press conferences outside. As reported by The News International, Shahbaz family's lawyer Amjad Parvez argued before the court that their clients have submitted their answers to the Federal Investigation Agency.