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Foreign media has exposed Sharifs’ corruption: Awan

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SIALKOT: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information & Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan addressing a Press conference, here Sunday. - PID photo

SIALKOT: Foreign media has also started exposing corruption of Sharif family, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Sunday hours after a British newspaper, “Daily Mail” alleged that Shehbaz Sharif and his family were involved in money laundering and embezzlement of earthquake funds.
Speaking at a news conference she 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.
Firdous Ashiq Awan 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.”
“The Shehbaz Sharif family deceived the British people by continuously deceiving the Pakistani people through massive corruption and money laundering,” she added.
She said that 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. She 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, did money-laundering of millions of pounds for Shehbaz Sharif, as reported in Daily Mail story.
Firdous Ashiq Awan 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 Sharif.
She asked Shehbaz Sharif to keep his words now and quit politics in the larger national interest, as his corruption had been proved globally.
Firdous said the shameful act by the Sharif family had hurt the sentiments of the entire nation. – NNI