Ahsan Iqbal challenges PTI to prove even 32 paisa of corruption of alleged Rs3,200 billion

Statesman Report

LAHORE: PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday criticised the PTI-led government for accusing his party leadership of corruption and challenged them to prove even 32 paisa worth of corruption of the Rs3,200 billion the party has been accused of engaging in.

Addressing a press conference with PML-N leaders, Iqbal said: “A new scandal was created against me and Shahbaz Sharif yesterday, in which  it was said that my brother was awarded contracts.”

He vowed to “fight the false cases”.

Iqbal further stated that “there were no political prisoners in the PML-N era and no one was subject to political revenge”.

‘No action against Imran Khan a mistake’

Iqbal said that it was the PML-N’s mistake that no action was taken against Imran Khan and PTI in their time. He added that PTI leaders “should have been sent to jail and punished”.

“The country’s debt increased by more than Rs1 trillion, people are witnessing the worst inflation.

“Who says that Imran Khan is honest?” Iqbal asked.

He further stated that “Imran Khan is a patron of the mafia”.

The PML-N leader proclaimed that he gives more income tax than the premier yet lives in a rented house.

PML-N’s spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb noted that after Lahore’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB), now Rawalpindi’s NAB has summoned the PML-N leadership.

“This is a corrupt gang whose patron is Imran Khan,” Aurangzeb said.

She questioned why the mastermind behind projects worth Rs3.3 trillion has been accused of planting 4.5 million saplings. “The NAB-Niazi nexus can not prove a penny’s worth of corruption,” she claimed.