Awan advises Shehbaz’s family to seek forgiveness for corruption

Published: July 15, 2019
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PM's adviser on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan. PHOTO: FILE

PM's adviser on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan. PHOTO: FILE

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Special Assistant to Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan advised Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s family to make a confession and seek forgiveness for corruption.

In a series of tweets on Monday, the adviser discussed the claims made by Daily Mail on July 14 of aid money being embezzled and laundered by Shehbaz Sharif and his family.

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“An official cheque of Rs80 million given in aid for earthquake affected people was deposited in the bank account of former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s son-in-law Ali Imran. This fact was admitted by Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) Official Ikram Naveed in his affidavit submitted to NAB in a plea bargain,” said Awan.

PM’s adviser continued, “The spokespersons of PML-N are telling lies. How long will these spokespersons continue defending theft, corruption and money-laundering.?”

“The list of black money and TTs [telegraphic transfers] by Shehbaz Sharif and his sons are so long that the spokespersons will soon get tired of defending it.”

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According to Awan, “If Shehbaz, sons and son-in-law are honest then why did they flee from the country?”

“After the confession of ERR official, it is better that Shehbaz’s family makes a confession, and seek forgiveness for their corruption as the doors of repentance are always open,” she stressed.

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