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Do not make us scared of forensic audit: Pervez

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcast Pervez Rashid on Sunday said his party leadership should not be made scared of forensic audit.

“We have had three to four times forensic audit before in different eras,” he said while addressing media with Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and MNA Talal Chaudhry in Lahore .

He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had presented himself before the commission for probe into Panama leaks because he had clean record.

The minister said father of the prime minister, Mian Sharif, had started his steel business in 1936, while Nawaz’s business flourished even before he came into politics.

He said Sharif’s father had billions of rupee Ittefaq factory which was seized by former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Later, steel factory of Sharif family was also seized.

He said those who had accumulated black money were creating hurdles in the constitution of probe commission consisting of Supreme Court Judges.

Rashid said forensic audit was conducted in former president Pervez Musharraf’s era as well. His oppression had forced the PM’s sons, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz, to stay abroad, otherwise they were not willing to stay away from their home country.

Pervaiz Rashid said during the period of dictatorship, Nawaz Sharif’s family was put on exile. He said his elder son Hussain was confined in Jeddah and younger one Hassan in London and their passports were confiscated. They settled there and started their business.

“From grandfather to grandchildren of Sharif family were held accountable and jailed at one time,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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