Days after Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif denied any irregularities in the execution of Multan Metro Bus Project, a Chinese diplomat has clarified that the Chinese company allegedly involved in the 'scam' did not operate in Pakistan.
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"This Chinese company Yabeite was not working in Pakistan. It made up some fake letters to cheat government and was punished," Chinese Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Zhao Lijian tweeted.
Thx for advice. This Chinese company Yabeite was not working in Pakistan. It made up some fake letters to cheat government and was punished. https://t.co/iJg2Cqj7Zw— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) August 31, 2017
"CPEC projects are transparent and clean. Zero tolerance for corruption. If there's anything wrong, please report to embassy," he added.
This is not true. CPEC projects are transparent and clean. Zero tolerance for corruption. If there's anything wrong, pls report to embassy https://t.co/2ajOCBMsgZ— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) August 31, 2017
Shehbaz had said that that he had served legal notices to a private media channel and Senator Aitzaz Ahsan for levelling baseless allegations against his family.
The channel, according to the notice served, had reportedly aired a “concocted and fabricated story” based on the aforementioned claims, with Ahsan ratifying the claims made by the anchors.
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Shehbaz had contended that the Punjab government had checked with the contractors engaged in the Multan Metro for their connections with the said companies, which were allegedly owned by the Sharif family. "There was no direct or indirect link between PML-N leaders and the company in question," he maintained.
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