ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has laid the foundation of a strong accountability process in the country.
“Strong accountability of the corrupt people is underway in the country not the political victimization”, he said while talking to newsmen outside the Parliament house
Commenting on the arrests of Asif Ali Zardari and Hamza Shehbaz Sharif, he said both the leaders would have been arrested earlier. “Both were involved in corrupt practices and looted national exchequer”.
He said corrupts are being made accountable, corruption of the past rulers is unveiling slowly with every passing day.
Commenting on Hamza’s arrest, Chaudhry said, the PML-N leader laundered 26mn US dollars from Pakistan and received the same back in his accounts.
He failed to prove his money trail in this regard, he continued.
Reacting on the opposition’s hue and cry, he said the cases both the parties [PPP, PML-N) leaders are facing today were made in their respective tenures.
The PTI led federal government has nothing to do with it, he maintained.
Fawad said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was given a deal by the then president Pervez Musharraf after he was taken into custody.
Turning his cannons to former president Asif Zardari, he said financial resources of Sindh were abused through fake bank accounts, which were linked with the PPP co-chairman and Bilawal House.
The minister said Sharif and Zardari families were given respect by Pakistan, but both the families looted financial resources of the country.
He pinned hope that the anti-graft watchdog will continue the due process accountability in the country.