Confess & seek forgiveness for corruption, Firdous tells Shehbaz

“After the confession of ERR official, it is better that Shehbaz’s family makes a confession, and seek forgiveness for their corruption as the doors of repentance are always open,” she stressed.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Special Assistant to Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan admonished Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and his family while advising them to make a confession and seek forgiveness for corruption.

Taking to Twitter, PM’s special assistant discussed the claims made by Daily Mail on July 14 of aid money being embezzled and laundered by Shehbaz Sharif and his family.

The paper claimed that the DFID poured more than £500 million of UK taxpayers’ money into Punjab in the form of aid during Shehbaz’s tenure as chief minister.

“An official cheque of Rs80 million given in aid for earthquake affected people was deposited in the bank account of former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s son-in-law Ali Imran. This fact was admitted by Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) Official Ikram Naveed in his affidavit submitted to NAB in a plea bargain,” Awan stated.



She continued: “the spokespersons of PML-N are telling lies. How long will these spokespersons continue defending theft, corruption and money-laundering? The list of black money and TTs [telegraphic transfers] by Shehbaz Sharif and his sons are so long that the spokespersons will soon get tired of defending it.”

Moreover, she said: “If Shehbaz, sons, and son-in-law are honest, then why did they flee from the country?”

“After the confession of ERR official, it is better that Shehbaz’s family makes a confession, and seek forgiveness for their corruption as the doors of repentance are always open,” she stressed.

British Paper Accuses Shehbaz, Family of Embezzling, Laundering UK Aid Money

On July 14, the Mail on Sunday published a story which accused the former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif and his family of allegedly embezzling money from aid given by Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) and laundering it in the United Kingdom.

In the report, the paper claimed that the DFID poured more than £500 million of UK taxpayers’ money into Punjab in the form of aid during Shehbaz’s tenure as chief minister.
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“Yet, say investigators, all the time that DFID was heaping him and his government with praise and taxpayers’ cash, Shahbaz and his family were embezzling tens of millions of pounds of public money and laundering it in Britain,” writes reporter David Rose. “They are convinced that some of the allegedly stolen money came from DFID-funded aid projects.”




The report says Shehbaz’s son Suleman has denied the allegations against him and his family, “saying they were the product of a ‘political witch-hunt’ ordered by Pakistan’s new prime minister, the former cricketer Imran Khan.”

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