LAHORE: Former chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif reached at Supreme Court’s Lahore registry, as he was earlier today summoned by chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar pertaining to alleged corruption in 56 Punjab companies.
While defending his position, Shehbaz asserted that he has made public companies efficient enough to save extra money in national exchequer, adding that “dog has not bitten him as he is securing billion worth of rupees in public company”.
Using inappropriate remark before the court, the chief justice warned ex-cm Shehbaz over his indirect diatribe, on which Shehbaz offered an apology.
The Chief Justice remarked that why do you drag yourself, as the question remains the same over the misuse of money.
Shehbaz earlier stated that if a theft of penny is proven against him, he is ready to face any consequence.
He further added that he is ready to be accountable before the apex court, on which Justice Nisar responded that he is not here to hold anyone accountable, as there is an institution designated to hold accountability.
Earlier, Chief Justice was heading a two-member bench of the apex court’s Lahore Registry, resumed hearing the suo motu case today.
“Shehbaz Sharif should appear in person and explain how government officials were hired on such high incomes,” remarked the top judge.
Responding to this, Attorney General Punjab said that Shehbaz did not have any role in the companies. To which, Chief Justice Nisar said that no activity takes place without Shehbaz’s consent. “Please ask your chief minister where is he and when will he appear before the court,” the CJP observed.