Al-Qadir trust case “biggest scam” in the history of Pakistan, says Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Taking a swipe at former prime minister Imran Khan, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has said that the Al-Qadir trust case involving 190 million pounds is the “biggest scam” in the country’s history.

The PML-N supreme leader expressed these views while addressing the party’s central parliamentary board’s meeting in Lahore on Friday.

“They don’t know anything about morals and principles of state of Madinah..they just used this to promote their political agenda,” he said while referring to the PTI supremo’s slogan to make Pakistan a Madina-like welfare state.

“190 million pound case is the biggest scandal and there are no doubts about it..”

He said that the people should be told who has looted the country. “If someone robs the country of Rs60 billion then the price of electricity will definitely go up.”

He said that a ‘player’ was launched recently who failed to deliver.”

He lamented that a game has been played with this country for the last 70 years.

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He said that former premier Imran Khan waved a sealed envelope in the air and got the federal cabinet’s approval without revealing the contents of the letter.

“How it’s possible that he (Imran) commits 190 million pounds corruption and nobody holds him accountable. People of this country want accountability of their leaders and they also want to know much did they deliver.”

Nawaz, in today’s address, said they wanted to serve the nation but at the same time, he demanded to hold accountable those individuals involved in the alleged victimisation of the PML-N leaders.

Nawaz, who returned to the country after ending a four-year self-imposed exile in London in October this year, said he did not return to the country only to form a government but also wanted action against those involved in corruption and political victimisation.

Referring to the alleged leaked audio conversation of former chief justice Saqib Nisar, Nawaz said the ex-top judge could be heard saying that the PML-N leaders, including him, should remain behind bars to pave the way for the then Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan ahead of 2018 general elections.

Speaking about the corruption cases registered against him and his family members, Nawaz said those who lodged “bogus cases” should be taken to task.

“Our party leaders were put behind bars in false cases and I am being delivered justice after a period of seven years,” the PML-N supremo said.

Nawaz Sharif has renewed his demand to hold accountable those elements behind his ouster from power in 2017 and responsible for Pakistan’s “destruction”.

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