PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday said that the British firm Broadsheet has brought great shame to the National Accountability Bureau-Niazi nexus and to former president Pervez Musharraf.
While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Aurangzeb said that the “selected” prime minister, through his political statement, has asked his opponents to “talk about the Broadsheet issue”.
She said that the opposition parties do not hold any intention “to make use of a dictator’s conspiracy against the country” to obtain a concession under the National Reconciliation Ordinance.
Broadsheet, with its revelations, “has given a charge sheet against a dictator and selected ruler”, she said.
“Pervez Musharraf gave Rs6 billion to a private company. He did not give Rs6 billion out of his own pocket; the dictator used the people’s money against democracy,” she said.
The PML-N leader further said that the National Accountability Bureau “basically tells the story of a nexus with Niazi”.
“NAB documents showed that billions were recovered, but Pervez Musharraf did not pay Rs25 million because there was no recovery. Lies were told. Pervez Musharraf, PPP, and the PML-N did not give money to Broadsheet because it was all lie,” she lashed out.
She maintained that Advisor on Accountability Shahzad Akbar held talks with Broadsheet on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan, adding that there was no official agreement between NAB and Broadsheet.
Aurangzeb then asked: “In which public treasury was the recovery that Broadsheet claims was made was deposited? That recovery is going to the NAB-Niazi nexus.”
Broadsheet has revealed that the Sharif family did not contact the firm, she said, adding that if there is no agreement between NAB and Broadsheet then why would Sharif family contact the firm in the first place.
“First Musharraf caused damage to the national exchequer, now Imran Khan gave Rs4.5 billion to the British firm,” she added.