PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in an interview said that the Daily Mail apology is proof of their innocence and that PTI Chairman Imran Khan and senior party leader Shahzad Akbar should hang their heads in shame now.
The PML-N founder, who is in London since 2019, added that the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has already given a ‘clean chit’ to Shehbaz Sharif after due diligence.
Nawaz added that the UK was not ruled by PML-N, PTI, or any other Pakistani political party and it was a democratic state with a free and fair judicial system. “There cannot be a bigger proof of innocence than the court of such a country giving someone a clean chit,” Nawaz said.
The former PM added that Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar should hang their heads in shame after Daily Mail’s apology. These people have disgraced the country overseas, he added.
He added that the statements by former judges Shoukat Siddiqui and Arshad Malik, former CJP Saqib Nisar’s audio leak, and the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) overturning of the verdict against Maryam Nawaz were proofs of their innocence.
On the other hand, he added, corruption allegations against Imran Khan stood proven. “Everyone knows about the Toshakhana scandal,” he added.
“A certified corrupt person is hurling corruption allegations at people who had been proven innocent in national and international courts,” Nawaz regretted.
The PML-N leader said he was forced to exile after a fake hijacking case was filed against him in the 90s, and the elected PM of 220 million people was disqualified for not taking payment of 10,000 riyals from his son.
Nawaz Sharif said until 2017, the country was progressing, and inflation was under control. “The PML-N government boosted the country’s economy and ended load-shedding in just three years,” he added.
He added that it was them who made Pakistan an atomic power. The PML-N supremo asked the PTI chief to name one project that he conceived and completed. “PTI only made a ‘faulty’ metro in KPK, which is under NAB investigation.”
He added that people will be shocked if details about the Al-Qadir Trust and the billion tree are revealed.
Earlier Daily Mail, a leading publication in the United Kingdom, on Thursday, apologized to Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif over false allegations of corruption against him.
According to reports the article claiming the corruption allegations over the sharif family was published in 2019. The lawyers of the publication told the court that the publication had withdrawn all allegations against the PML-N president and his son-in-law Imran Khan Ali.
The publication also shared a clarification on its website. “In an article concerning Mr. Shahbaz Sharif entitled ‘Did the family of Pakistani politician who has become the poster boy for British overseas aid STEAL funds meant for earthquake victims’ published on 14 July 2019 we reported on an investigation by Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau into Mr. Sharif and suggested that the money under investigation included a not insubstantial sum of British public money that had been paid to the Punjab province in DFID grant aid,” it wrote.