ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water Resources Muhammad Faisal Vawda has said that he had declared all his properties that he owned aboard with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and challenged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Abid Shair Ali that he would resign from his ministry if a single undeclared property was proved against him.
He said the leaders of PML-N and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had supported each other to protect their corruptions, besides they appointed corrupt persons as ahead of anti-corruption institutions to protect their black money.
Talking to a private news channel, he said that the PML-N leadership was being criticised within the party over its alleged corruption and the PML-N’s MNAs and MPAs were no more in mood of putting their credibility at stake due to looters and plunderers of national exchequer.
He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s coalition partners were on the same page against ongoing anti-corruption drive and added, the accountability process in the country would continue across-the-board.
The minister said PTI government was taking steps to strengthen the national economy and was efficiently tackling all the crises being faced by the country, including the balance of payments.
Replying to a question regarding expected protest call by the political leaders, he said the government would provide security to their leaders, as holding public gathering was their constitutional right. Maintaining law and order was the responsibility of the government, he added.
He said strict action would be taken against those who were trying to create unrest in the society.
Responding to another question, he said there were many political leaders of the PML-N, who were trying to get NRO to safeguard their political career. The Twitter account of Maryam Nawaz had already been shut down, he added.