LAHORE: Spokesperson to Punjab Chief Minister, Dr Shehbaz Gill here on Sunday said that Shehbaz Sharif and his family were involved in plundering national wealth and added that UK-based publication had unveiled the true face of the former chief minister.
Earlier, Britain-based Newspaper DailyMail has issued a news report, alleging Sharif family members of being involved in money laundering and corruption under the governance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Citing an interview of Sharif family’s frontman Aftab Mehmood, DailyMail accused PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif of committing money laundering in Britain during the time when latter was Chief Minister of Punjab.
The report states that the British government at the time had handed over £500million to Punjab Government for victims of the Earthquake.
As per Investigation Agencies, Sharif family used this amount for money laundering.
It added that Aftab Mehmood had already confessed of the allegations, confirming that he laundered millions of dollars through Birmingham office for members of the Sharif family.
Moreover, DailyMail claimed that Shebaz’s son in law was given £1 million of the amount that British government had sent to Pakistan Government at the time (PML-N’s regime) for alleviating poverty and providing better health facilities among women.
According to probe carried out by recovery unit, sudden hikes were witnessed in the wealth of Sharif family.
A secret report revealed that Sharifs owned £0.15 million back in 2003, however, an enormous and rapid increase was witnessed in the family’s total wealth till 2018.
Moreover, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif vowed to sue the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, for publishing “fabricated” and “misleading” story which accused him and his family of allegedly embezzling earthquake aid money given by Department for International Development (DFID) and laundering it in the United Kingdom.
Taking to the microblogging site, Twitter, on Sunday, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly alleged that the story was published at the behest of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his special assistant on accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar.
“Have decided to file [a] lawsuit against [the] Daily Mail. The fabricated and misleading story was published at the behest of Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar,” wrote Shehbaz on his Twitter handle.
The PML president said that he would also launch legal proceedings against the prime minister and his assistant. “IK [Imran Khan ] has yet to respond to three such cases I filed against him for defamation.”