FAISALABAD: Prime Minister s Special Assistant on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill on Saturday expressed regret over Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Moulana Fazlur Rehman’s views regarding the country’s armed forces and said that he wanted to cover up his corruption by criticizing national institutions.
Addressing a press conference in Faisalabad on Saturday, he said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chairman didn’t apologise to the nation for his involvement in corruption worth billions of rupees.
“He wanted to play on both sides of the wicket so they should play on one side of the wicket,” he said.
The PM s Special Assistant paid rich tribute to all martyrs and the Armed Forces for their sacrifices to make Pakistan strong. He appealed to the people to commemorate the 6th September, Defence Day with great enthusiasm to pay tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the defence and security of the motherland.
The Special Assistant said the entire nation is proud of the families of the martyrs and the armed forces. He said Pakistan s defence is in strong hands.
Talking about the COVID-19 pandemic, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan s difficult but correct decisions for the economy are yielding positive results.
Earlier today, responding to a statement of PML-N leader Maryam Aurangzeb, he said former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif spent the entire budget of the province in one city for kickbacks.
The SAPM said the monthly expenditure of the Orange Line train was about Rs 540 million against its revenue of Rs 60 million only. He said as a CM Shahbaz Sharif benefited from the sugar mill owned by his sons.
The past rulers did not consider the abuse of power a crime for personal business gain, he added.
Gill said the purpose of their politics was not public welfare but to expand their businesses. He said the money laundered kickbacks under the guise of business. The businesses of former rulers grew rapidly, he said.
He said despite the tall claim of not committing a single penny corruption, money laundered billions of rupees. TF Report