Will leave politics if corruption proven against me, says Shahbaz

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that if even an iota of corruption was proven in any of his tenures, he would leave politics.

CM Shahbaz made these remarks while he was addressing a gathering at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal. Referring to the past, he pointed out that financial corruption of Rs 90 crore had occurred but what action had the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) taken against it?

He further said that he wasn’t going to back down regarding his statement of bringing forth evidence and making people sweat. Shahbaz further said that if corruption was proven during his administration, he would leave politics.

He stated that NAB should carry out its investigations since the bureau had that right. He appreciated NAB’s acheivements but said that there was room for more transparency in its investigations.

A couple of weeks ago, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had also lashed out at NAB and directed them to stop humiliating people and carry out its activities in a more responsible manner. The move was seen by analysts as the PM’s way of guarding his own against the accountability bureau.

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