LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will be held responsible if anything happens to Shehbaz Sharif, said PML-N representative Ata Tarar on Thursday.
The PML-N leader was holding a press conference a few hours after the party confirmed Sharif had tested positive for COVID-19. He said that despite informing NAB several times that Sharif was a cancer survivor and was at risk from COVID-19, he was summoned by the anti-graft body.
“This was a well thought out plan to put the lives of all these people [PML-N leaders] in danger,” he said, blaming the ‘NAB-Niazi nexus’ for putting Sharif at risk of contracting coronavirus.
Refuting allegations of corruption, he said that there was not a single shred of evidence against the former Punjab chief minister. “Tell us, where is corruption? Where are the kickbacks? Where are the misuse of advertisements? Where are the commissions? Tell us, what damage has been done to the national kitty,” he said.
Uzma Bokhari rejected allegations that the party had not taken proper precautions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the PML-N had not held any public gathering even when it planned on pushing for protests against the government this year as it considered 2020 the “year of the election”.
She slammed the prime minister’s aide Shahzad Akbar, saying that every single day he appeared on television screens to blame ‘cartels’ for sugar and petroleum crises.