PML-N is not scared of accountability: Info Minister


LAHORE: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says PML (N) is not scared of accountability as it has been facing it for the past twenty years.


Talking to newsmen in Lahore, he said that retired General Pervaiz Musharraf had created the National Accountability Bureau just to take revenge from Nawaz Sharif.

He said the politicians who were scared of accountability had quit the PML-N and joined the ‘Musharraf league’. He said that the Musharraf League was created to avert accountability.

The Minister said if there is any shortcoming in the working of the NAB, measures will be taken to set it right. However, the chairman NAB has also admitted that there are problems in its system.

He said the accountability clauses were included in the Charter of Democracy signed by two big political parties.

He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has declared each and every penny of his entire assets before contesting the elections.

Pervaiz Rashid said if the Women Protection Bill has enforced in Punjab and the people of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa need not to worry about it.

He said the constitution can be amended for the sake of country and betterment of the masses.

Answering a question about the possible visit of the national cricket team to India, he said the team will not proceed to India unless the Indian government assures foolproof security.