LAHORE: PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has demanded accountability of Prime Minister Imran Khan for spending £65 million from the national kitty for the ‘witch-hunt’ of Nawaz Sharif.

“Imran Khan will have to answer who authorised him to spend the people’s money to settle his personal vendetta against Nawaz Sharif. He spent £65 million but could not prove Rs65 corruption against Sharif,” Ms Nawaz said in a tweet on Tuesday.

She further said the former premier got vindicated after the broadsheet case. “Moussavi’s apology is a charge sheet on Imran Khan,” she declared.

Kaveh Moussavi, CEO of asset recovery firm Broadsheet, has issued an apology to Nawaz Sharif for allegations of corruption.

“We found a lot of plundered wealth (linked to others), but I can categorically state after virtually 21 years of investigation that not one rupee was related to Nawaz Sharif or any member of his family. If anyone says otherwise they are lying. I have no hesitation in issuing an apology to the former prime minister for my being party to a scam and scandalous nonsense masquerading as the National Accountability Bureau,” Moussavi said and added that NAB was a fraud through and through and Mr Sharif was the victim of a scandalous witch-hunt.

The Sharif family had secured the payment of £20,000 (Rs4.5 million) in litigation costs last year from the firm after it was unsuccessful in its attempts to lay a claim on Avenfield apartments.

The PML-N said the revelations and apology made by Moussavi had not only vindicated the elder Sharif and family but also dealt a “resounding smack on the face of Imran Niazi and his politically inspired witch-hunt in the name of so-called accountability.”

Published in Dawn, March 23rd, 2022

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