ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday said that political parties should approach the National Accountability Bureau against the government in any case including Nandipur project and LNG deal.
"Any political party can submit an application in NAB if it has corruption evidence against the government in Nandipur project and LNG deal," said PML-N MNA Daniyal Aziz while addressing a press conference along with Minister of State for Privatisation Mohammad Zubair and MNAs Talal Chaudhary and Tariq Fazal.
He further said that the PML-N would approach NAB against the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa government, which had allegedly gambled in stock market and lost huge amount money of the national exchequer.
"There are no corruption charges on Nandipur project, administrative shortcomings brought the project to this verge," Minister of State for Privatisation Mohammad Zubair said. He further said that the Nandipur was a failed project in June 2013 when its machinery was being destroyed at the Sindh port. "We had two options, either to revive the project or destroy it. There are always risks in reviving any project," he remarked. The project would be functional in next few months, the minister claimed.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before the Federal Investigation Agency whenever required, Zubair said in response to a question regarding the Asghar Khan case.
He clarified that the government has not stopped recruitments in power generation and distribution companies.
Daniyal Aziz welcomed the statement of Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan who said no one would be allowed to violate the constitution. He came down hard on PTI that termed democracy as a cause of the corruption.
As per list of NAB provided to Supreme Court, only 10.61% of the 179-mega corruption cases belong to politicians while majority of the cases are of non-politicians, as 61.91% of cases belongs to bureaucrats, 8.27% to businessmen and 1.75% to ex-army officers, he added.
Aziz said that 74 cases are at inquiry stage, 53 are at investigation stage, 47 are under trail stage, three cases are decided and two cases are granted stay order. The PTI sit-in was against democracy, he added.
He further said performance of Punjab's apex committee is far better as compare to other provinces.
Speaking on the occasion, PML-N MNA Talal Chaudhary alleged that Imran Khan is inducting corrupt politicians in his party. PTI had awarded party ticket for by-election in NA-122 to a person who is involved in corruption case worth of Rs2.6 billion.