Aleem warns PPP, PML-N cannot side corruption

Aleem said the prime minister was reviewing the performance of each minister


Our Correspondent December 11, 2018
PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan claimed that not a single one of the cases against the Sharifs or Asif Zardari was stated by the present PTI government. He added the ongoing proceedings in the courts and NAB were based on the allegations leveled by the PPP and PML-N leaders against each other.

He outlined PPP and PML-N both has their turns in power and were now joining hands against Imran Khan and the present government just to hide their corruption. However, he warned they would not be able to succeed in their designs.

He expressed these views while talking to journalists outside the Punjab Assembly. Abdul Aleem Khan said rather answering for their own corruption, allegations were being leveled against him, which is unfair. He said that he remained in opposition for 11 years and was not in charge of any government during that period.

Aleem said that when he left a ministry in November 2007, no enquiry was launched against him for 11 years. He added it was unjustified to compare him to Nawaz or Shahbaz as the two brothers were holding public office, while he was not.

The senior minister also criticised Asif Ali Zardari, saying the former president of Pakistan had no excuse for plundering national wealth. He said the masses were aware of the reality of both these parities and understood why PML-N and PPP supported each other. He said the sole aim was to shield themselves from the ongoing proceedings.

Replying a question, Aleem said the prime minister was reviewing the performance of each minister. He added it was the prerogative of the PM and CM to decide about the “position of their players”. He said that through honesty and hard work, the priorities of the next five years had been determined through the 100-days’ plan. He assured that efforts would continue with the same spirit to implement this agenda.

The senior minister there was no doubt that that PTI inherited a deteriorating national economy and the financial position of the country was weak. Aleem added the best strategy had been evolved to meet the facing challenges and positive signs would be reflecting the same in the coming days.

He hoped that not only would the national economy be strengthened, but there would be more job opportunities for the youth in the overall structure.

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