LAHORE: During a press conference Shahzad Akbar, who serves as the Prime Minister’s advisor on accountability reported a remarkable 532% increase in recoveries by Punjab’s anti-corruption drive.
In a press conference alongside CM Punjab Usman Buzdar, Shahzad Akbar briefed the press on the success of the anti-corruption drive in Punjab. He stated that authorities have chased a lot of notable figures who were involved in corrupt activities.
Over a period of the last 27 months, the anti-corruption drive has been successful in increasing the recoveries by 532%; which is indeed a big step towards serving justice.
During the briefing, Shahzad also mentioned: “Those who criticize us for not bringing about a change (tabdeeli) in the province, I assure that Punjab is moving toward a complete transformation.”
In addition to that, he appreciated and acknowledged people’s cooperation during the anti-corruption campaign across Punjab. One of the significant milestones was the usefulness of the “Report Corruption App”, as more than 6000 complaints were received on the app during the entire campaign.
He further suggested that KP and Sindh Governments should also involve citizens in reporting corrupt activities in their provinces. He termed the direct involvement of common citizens in the anti-corruption drive as “quite useful”.
Answering questions about Former PM Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan, Shahzad Akbar said that the government of Pakistan is in talks with Britain to deport Nawaz Sharif and send him back to Pakistan.
During a briefing, Shahzad Akbar also stated the details of alleged money laundering committed by Shehbaz Sharif and his family. He discussed the details of NAB’s charge sheet about money laundering.
Denying the claims of critics, Shahzad Akbar said that it’s a totally wrong assumption that anti-corruption drive or campaign is solely to aim crackdown on opposition leaders and parties.