ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Friday welcomed the sanctions imposed by Britain on the most corrupt individuals of the world under the UK’s global anti-corruption sanctions regime and called for similar action against Nawaz Sharif.
In a tweet, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader was sentenced to jail by Pakistani courts on corruption charges, but he, as a fugitive, took refuge in London to escape punishment.
The minister said Nawaz Sharif’s act of building luxury flats in Avenfield after plundering Pakistan’s exchequer fell under the UK’s global anti-corruption sanctions regime.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan, at the United Nations, had already drawn world leaders’ attention towards the money being laundered from poor countries to the developed countries and also demanded action against such practices.
Meanwhile, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Political Communication, Shahbaz Gill on Friday has said that British government has decided to take action against former PM Nawaz Sharif-type elements.
In a statement, the advisor said that such kind of corrupt people are responsible for poverty in the countries. These corrupt elements will soon meet their destiny, he hoped.
Earlier, Gill said that abusive language was agenda of opposition parties. He said that the opposition was trying to gather Kashmiris to get National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
PM Imran Khan will not allow anyone to follow corrupt practices, he added.