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PM Sets Up Five-Member Committee On Broadsheet Issue


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th Jan, 2021. 06:31 pm
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the broadsheet issue should be put before the people in detail.

According to the details, a meeting of government leaders was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister in which Shehzad Akbar gave a briefing on the broadsheet case. The Prime Minister set up a five-member committee on the broadsheet issue.

The committee includes Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Shireen Mazari, Babar Awan and Shehzad Akbar.

The Prime Minister said that the Broadsheet case should be brought before the people in detail and the facts contained in the decision of the Broadsheet case should be brought to light.

Imran Khan said that the Broadsheet Company was investigating the assets of 20 years ago, the last ten years are yet to be accounted for, those who looted the country’s wealth and transfer it to abroad cannot escape from accountability.

PM Imran also appreciated the issue of foreign funding which was raised by the Election Commission. “PTI is the only party which came into existence with the funding of the people. We are proud that our party was not sponsored by the mafia. We would not bow before them,” the Premier added.

In addition, Home Minister Sheikh Rashid briefed the meeting on the PDM meeting. Sheikh Rashid said that the protest was allowed within the ambit of the constitution and law.

Earlier, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar announced to publicize Broadsheet documents on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Adviser Shahzad Akbar while addressing a presser said that the Imran Khan has directed to make Broadsheet documents public.

He said accountability is not possible without transparency. PM has given instructions over the Broadsheet matter, he said while adding that some lawyers contacted to make the document public and Pakistan received an email from Broadsheet.

He also added Pakistan is still being affected by the mistakes that former rulers made in the past.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) also took note of the broadsheet issue and on January 19 called for a report from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Auditor General and asked why and when the broadsheet services were procured. When was the contract cancelled? How much was paid?

Chairman Committee Rana Tanveer said that the allegations levelled against PAC in the cabinet meeting were rejected and the secretary would write a letter to the cabinet on the matter.

It may be recalled that the Chief Executive Officer of firm Broadsheet saga, asset recovery firm of the United Kingdom claimed that Pakistan Muslim League PML (N) Supremo Nawaz Sharif provided bribe for abandoning probe towards his overseas property.

Broadsheet CEO Kaveh Moussavi, in an interview, mentioned the corporate had flatly refused the deal provided by an individual claiming himself because the nephew of Nawaz Sharif, within the 12 months 2012, retorting that the Broadsheet didn’t negotiate with crooks.

He mentioned that “the Sharif family has assets not only in the United Kingdom but across the globe,” including that the Sharif household required loads of rationalization about their assets of amassing these properties.

The CEO added that “Nawaz Sharif was wrongly linking the decision in our favour with his own innocence.”

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