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Govt has nothing to do with Shehbaz’s arrest: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday said the government was totally impartial and had nothing to do with the arrest of former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
He said NAB was an independent institution and the government had no control over it. The government was, however, providing all the required support to the Bureau in its actions against the corrupt, the minister said while talking to media persons here.
Fawad said, “We represent the people of Pakistan and want those, who have looted the national wealth, to be brought to justice.”
NAB, he said, had initiated an inquiry into Rs 56 billion alleged corruption in the Ashiyana Housing and other schemes launched during the previous government, which even continued during the interim set-up. The case had now entered the investigation stage as NAB had traced massive corruption in the schemes, he added.
He said the government would provide full support to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and other institutions to root out the menace of corruption from the country.
Later, the minister inaugurated ICIP generators to supply water to the Khewra city.