LAHORE: Former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Zaeem Qadri, who recently defected from the party, on Thursday, appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore in an inquiry pertaining to the Saaf Pani Company case.
Speaking to media outside NAB’s Lahore office after his appearance, Qadri said that he had received NAB summon in the morning, adding that he was questioned regarding the alleged corruption in the company.
“My wife served as the company’s director, however she had resigned later,” he said and also mentioned that his brother used to work without any income for the company.
He also said that he would quit politics if any corruption charges were proven against him.
Replying to a question regarding the forthcoming polls, he remarked that he was fighting a war to prove that Punjab and Lahore were still alive. “The entire nation is supporting me in my mission and it will be proven on July 25 that Lahore is not a graveyard,” Qadri said.
He clarified that he was not in contact with former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar or anyone from the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
“I am thankful to PTI’s Aleem Khan, but I am alone in this mission,” he said.
Qadri reiterated that he would contest the general elections as an independent candidate and said that he did not have any wealth or power, but Lahore would still vote for him.