–Firdous says PML-N chief doesn’t need to act all ‘high and mighty’
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) President and National Assembly (NA) Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday demanded strict accountability against those involved in manufacturing sugar, wheat crisis.
In a statement, he said that the report compiled by the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) is a “conviction against Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar”.
He said that that he was waiting patiently how Prime Minister Imran Khan would act against the people responsible for the crisis in Pakistan.
He further said that he flew back to Pakistan to wage a war against coronavirus along with the people of Pakistan and added that it was to rise above petty political differences and defeat the menace of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the government’s chief spokesperson, Firdous Ashiq Awan, in a media briefing in Sialkot, said that younger Sharif did not need to act all high and mighty over the report.
“This report has also mentioned a Rs1.4 billion subsidy given to Suleman Shehbaz,” she said, referring to Shehbaz’s son.
She said that the incumbent government had provided Rs3 billion in subsidies whereas the past government had provided subsidies worth Rs22 billion.
“Let us see when Shehbaz Sharif calls his dutiful son over from London for punishment,” she added.
Suleman, in his defence, has claimed that the Rs1.4 billion figure “is a lie concocted by Imran Khan and his cronies”.
He shared an image of year-on-year allocation of subsidy to sugar exports, showing a little over Rs330 million in subsidy from 2014-2018 and no subsidy for 2018-19.