Shehbaz refutes corruption allegations, vows to send legal notice to accusers

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday promised to take legal action against those who had hurled accusations at him for being involved in corruption relating to the Multan Metro Bus project.

Speaking to media personnel, Shehbaz Sharif said he wanted to speak freely since he had a lot on his mind.The chief minister and senior PML-N leader said that he had worked for the province like a labourer hence the allegations against him were insulting.

“Khan sahab, come forth openly and prove your allegations,” he said.

Shehbaz Sharif was referring to PTI chief Imran Khan’s speech from yesterday in which the cricketer-turned-politician had alleged that Shehbaz was involved in corruption relating to the Multan Metro Bus scheme project.

Shehbaz announced his plan to send a legal notice to those who had hurled accusations of corruption at him. He said that the elite had had loans amounting to Rs 256 billion written off.

“Those who are hurling allegations at me will have to provide proofs,” he said. “Imran, I urge you to look at yourself too,” added Shehbaz.

Shehbaz Sharif said that when his name was suggested by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for the post of prime minister, he had refused and told his older brother to let him remain in Punjab.

“It was my decision to be in Punjab,” he said. “I told Nawaz Sharif that I want to remain in Punjab,” he added.

He said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was not disqualified on the basis of the allegations pertaining to the Panama Leaks scandal. He said Nawaz was disqualified due to the issue pertaining to the Iqama.
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Story first published: 30th August 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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