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Government would not allow Shehbaz Sharif to flee abroad, Shahzad Akbar

Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar on Monday said that the government would not allow former Punjab CM and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Shehbaz Sharif to flee abroad.

Addressing a press conference flanked by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry and Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar in Islamabad on Monday, Shahzad Akbar while responding to opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif’s statement said that his health has deteriorated since he was not allowed to go to London, adding that he was summoned to respond to queries but the PML-N vice president quipped that he had been harassed by the FIA.

He said that people like Saif-ur-Rehman were in the past and these people launch attacks on institutions when they get frustrated.

The adviser said, “When Hamza Shahbaz was asked about transaction and money laundering, he said that Rizwan Sahib! I have said before that time does not remain the same despite that the FIA officer ignored the threat.”

Talking about political situation in the country and ongoing election campaign in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said position of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is very strong in AJK, which is evident with the fact that it has fielded candidates in all the constituencies. He said Pakistan People s Party is contesting elections on just eight seats, while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is also not sure about its future in Azad Kashmir.

Regarding today s news conference of PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the former Punjab Chief Minister should give answer to the allegations of corruption against him instead of pointing fingers towards the government.

Speaking on the occasion, Hammad Azhar said that no scheduled load-shedding is taking place in any part of the country. He said that current load-shedding is a result of weak power transmission system.

He said that the capacity of the existing transmission system is 24,000 megawatts of electricity. He said the government is working on improving the transmission system and it has so far enhanced its capacity from 20,000 to 24,000 megawatts

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