“If stopping corruption is a crime then I will commit it”, says Shehbaz Sharif
Lahore (Web Desk): Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday that if stopping corruption is a crime then he will commit this crime again and again.
Shehbaz Sharif while talking to media after recorded his statement in NAB court for his alleged involvement inquiry into alleged irregularities in the Ashiana Housing Scheme.
“Is it a crime to save the money of the nation?” said the CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.
Shehabz also added that could have sent a written reply but for the preeminence of the law and courts he appeared personally.
He recorded his statement at the NAB’s regional office in an inquiry related to the scheme for more than hour.
I would not have taken the support of earlier decisions by NAB if I had not wanted to appear before the committee, added Shaehbaz Sharif while addressing to media.
The CM Punjab said that the Bank of Punjab funded the scheme, adding that the plan was aimed at benefiting the poor and underprivileged.
Sharif added that according to the Ashiana Quaid-e-Azam Scheme, the target was to construct 1,700 houses.
He said that in March 2014, there was nothing on that land, adding that it was former army chief General (retd) Pervez Kiyani’s tenure, when he helped get the land back, with the help of Rangers.