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Shameful how Nawaz Sharif was given protocol at taxpayer expense: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said that it was “absolutely shameful as to how a discredited prime minister was given official protocol at taxpayer expense.”

PTI chief, in a series of tweets, severely criticised the protocol under which the ousted prime minister was brought to the Prime Minister House from Islamabad airport, saying that the PML-N govt by providing an official protocol to Nawaz Sharif is “glamorising criminal financial corruption by the Sharifs.”

He further questioned why such a protocol was allowed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to a man “charged with corruption on multiple counts.”

The PTI chief also alleged that PM Abbasi is helping Nawaz Sharif stash his ill-gotten Rs300 bn abroad as he faces accountability court.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif reached the Punjab House after arriving in Islamabad from London early Thursday morning, where he is expected to hold a consultative meeting with party leaders and government officials.

The court is hearing three corruption references against the Sharif family in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case. Nawaz’s bailable arrest warrants were issued by the court, at the last hearing on October 26.

Contrary to earlier reports, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will now serve a court summons to Nawaz at the Punjab House.



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