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Guardian is the shoplifter

The economy of the country had been on the verge of collapse in recent years and the arrival of Corona-Virus (COVID-19) has even made it worse but our political leaders despite stabilizing the country’s economy they are maintaining their own bank balance by money laundering and some other ways of corruption. On Monday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) declined the bail petition of the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the former prime minister of Punjab (Shahbaz Sharif) and arrested him for the case of money laundering in Ashian-i-Iqbal housing scheme of more than 14 billion rupees and the case was filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). According to a report that over 177 suspected transactions were detected and the anti-graft auditors promulgated the cessation of around 23 properties belonged to Shahbaz Sharif and his sons (Hamza and Suleman), even some properties were registered under the name of his wives Nusrat and Tamina Durrani, the ceased properties involve 9 plots in Lahore’s Jahar town, four in Judicial Colony, two houses in Model Town, and some others in the Defense Housing Authority and the NAB’s report more involve a cottage and a villa in Pir Sohawa, as well as two plots in Chiniot. According to the report of The Dawn in 2018 that the total assets of Hamza Shahbaz were nearly 411,540,310 rupees and Shahbaz Sharif were more than 159,010,066 rupees and the total net worth of Rs159 million. Corruption is like a termite that finishes the country and the NAB should take some more initiatives to overcome corruption.

Mehraj Altaf