Pakistan has again asked UK to deport Nawaz Sharif; says Shahzad Akbar

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shehzad Akbar has said that Pakistan Government has again asked British Government to deport former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and it is upto the UK to consider it and implement accordingly.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Shehzad Akbar said that Saleem Mandviwala cannot use the Senate for his personal gain. If you are sued, you are not a holy cow, you are threatening and defaming the institutions. Which is not the dignity of a Member of Parliament.

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shehzad Akbar showing documents related to opposition’s demands during a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Shehzad Akbar said that it is not that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) fixes all the work, if any order of NAB is wrong then it is challenged in court but you cannot use the Senate for your personal benefit. You are threatening and defaming institutions.

He said that three to four months before the formation of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Pakistan had to avoid the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) gray list and be re-listed. I had to legislate to come.

He said that FATF wants accountability and transparency in your system, there should be transparency in all financial transactions and legal matters and if anyone commits money laundering then there should be accountability.

Shehzad Akbar said that pending legislation in this regard had to be made by the Parliament and for this we needed the support of the opposition especially in the Senate but when we started talking to the opposition, they only asked us about the FATF rules. One of the demands presented in the form of a draft is what the Prime Minister has called NRO Plus Plus.

He further said that one thing in this draft was made by the people involved in these 11 parties, two or three pioneers PML-N, PPP and JUI-F made this draft and I will tell this one day. Which wealthy parties were also involved in the draft to benefit from it?

Adviser to the Prime Minister said that 34 amendments have been proposed in the NAB Ordinance. The opposition said that if you make these amendments in the NAB, then we will vote for you and we will go along with it. Not possible without.

“We discussed all these amendments clause by clause with them. There were sessions for three or four days. The FATF team was also sitting and we said that you can also amend these NAB rules,” he said. Those who are not meeting the demand of FATF.