As the Nov 2 Islamabad ‘lockdown’ is coming closer, leaders of the Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are coming up with fresh accusations. PTI chairman Imran Khan has now accused Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif of receiving kickbacks on development projects through a frontman.
“Javed Sadiq, a Canadian citizen, is seen in numerous meetings with Shahbaz Sharif… he [Punjab CM] receives kickbacks through him,” Imran told journalists in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The PTI chief claimed Sadiq had so far received Rs15 billion as commission and consultancy charges in several provincial projects, and is due to get another Rs26 billion.
Imran said people were highlighting Sharif brothers’ ‘corruption’ as his party’s planned lockdown of the capital was approaching, adding “he will expose more such incidences in the coming days”.
Earlier, addressing members of the Islamabad High Court Bar, the PTI chief said Pakistan is a great nation but being “ruled by the corrupt”. Only an independent judiciary could save the country from rulers’ corruption, he added.