First Sharif family, now Zardari family making a fuss, says PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday at first it was the Sharif family, now it’s the Zardari family making a fuss and the government was not pressurizing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).


Addressing a meeting with newspaper editors and owners, the Premier said former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and ex-Premier Nawaz Sharif embezzled millions of rupees and had put the nation in debt.

Premier said the NAB should prioritize specific cases instead of opening every other case and due to fair of the bureau officers refrain from signing files which created difficulties for the government.

PM said Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar belonged to a middle class family and he should be given time. He said the biggest issue was saving country from bankruptcy.

PM said International Monetary Fund (IMF) initially had put certain conditions on Pakistan but the situation is under control now.

“There will be security threats until the Indian general election. There are intelligence reports of possible terror incidents in Baluchistan post-Pulwama attack,” PM said.

He said approval ratings of Narendra Modi are falling.

When asked about the appointment of new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) after the end of current COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure, PM said November is far away and he had not given thought to the extension of COAS Bajwa’s tenure.

PM promised announcement of good news essential for betterment of nation in coming three weeks


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