Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has warned National Accountability Bureau that will go to people’s court every time when he would be summoned. I did nothing wrong but I was summoned by NAB and those looted Rs billions were not called by NAB even all the proofs.
Addressing a crowded press conference here at 180-H Model Town, Shahbaz Sharif said he has given explanation to all the questions asked by NAB team on tea ,but this was not the way , NAB issued summon and made it viral as I had committed crime, this was just unfair, he added.
He said after coming into power , he will change the miserable system of accountability as current system has proven a failed system which could deliver justice.
Shahbaz Sharif said that NAB issued notice to him to appear before it with regard to Aashiyana Housing Scheme. Though this notice was mala-fide but despite that, I decided to appear before it as I strongly believe in the rule of law.
There are court verdicts that NAB queries can also be replied in black and white and I too have taken benefit of this legal facility but I did not deem it proper and replied to the questions of the NAB team in the NAB office for more than one hour and most respectfully cleared the real situation.
He made it clear that if the corruption of even a single penny is proved against him in Aashiyana Scheme or in any other project, then he is ready to face the consequences but this serious joke should not come about and the process of politics and retribution should be stopped in the name of accountability.
If anybody is of the view that I shall stop serving the masses by fearing such serious jokes and threats then it would be their miscalculation. I, my political colleagues as well as the team shall not be afraid of as I can sacrifice my life but cannot give in. Strict and indiscriminate accountability is accepted to us but any vengeance, politics and jokes are intolerable in the name of accountability.
I shall straight go home if corruption of even a single penny is proved against me. But on the other side, it is intolerable if the persons who have looted billions and trillions of rupees of the nation are not questioned and I am made a scapegoat on the basis of fudge data.
NAB notices are issued to me and I am insulted by repeatedly showing NAB notice at TV screens. If it is a crime to serve the people and save billions of rupees of the poor nation, then I will repeat it thousands of time.
If I am issued the notice again then I will reappear before it but it will also bring before the court of the public and will disclose the secret at the appropriate time.
He said that he requests the Chairman NAB that he will cooperate for inquiry and will come whenever summoned but if the transparent accountability was not held then God forbid, a bloody revolution will dawn.
Replying to another question, he said that his political opponents are satisfied with NAB today because they are not invited on tea , he added and further said that Chairman NAB should ask his staff that they should not become cronies of peoples party and PTI and don’t make accountability a joke.