Multan Metro case: Yabeite firm never operated in Pakistan, says Chinese diplomat

Lijian Zhou says the company made up some fake letters to cheat government and was punished

News Desk September 01, 2017

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.

"CPEC projects are transparent and clean. Zero tolerance for corruption. If there's anything wrong, please report to embassy," he added.

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.


Maz | 5 years ago | Reply Such propaganda gimmicks are in the market to undermine good work done by CM Punjab. These would fail ultimately. We all know that no other CM or Province can match SS or Punjab in performance. None is even close.
MS | 5 years ago | Reply Stupid foes of Sharif family use all their resources and energies on fabricated case while let go real ones.
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