ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah on Tuesday said that the corruption cases initiated against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were politically motivated.
The politician is accused of owning assets beyond his known means of income.
“I actually saved billions of rupees of the national exchequer. The issue is as simple as this…when you speak, cases are formed,” he told journalists in the federal capital.
“If there is an inquiry against me then let parliament take it up. If there was a case against me why wasn’t an investigation launched when I was the leader of the opposition,” he said while inviting the government to probe the corruption allegations against him.
The senior PPP leader said that the news circulating about his corruption in the media is fake. “It is inappropriate to insult me by getting the media to run fake news pertaining to my cases,” Shah said.
“Till date, nobody had questioned my integrity and forming these cases against me is regrettable,” he said.
The Sukkur wing of NAB has contacted different departments to obtain details of Shah’s assets. The politician’s son and son-in-law were also made part of the investigation by the accountability bureau.