Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar has on Monday announced to make the Broadsheet document public on PM Imran Khan’s directions.
The adviser held a press conference in Islamabad and stressed that accountability is not possible without transparency. The premier has given instructions over the Broadsheet matter, he said while adding that some lawyers contacted to make the document public and Pakistan received an email from Broadsheet.
Shahzad Akbar said, “Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif went abroad in 2000 after making a deal with erstwhile president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan suffered the consequences of this NRO in the form of fine. The country is still being affected by the mistakes that former rulers made in the past.
“The contract between the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Broadsheet was signed in June, 2000 and Nawaz Sharif went abroad in December, 2000 after deal with Pervez Musharraf.
“The anti-corruption watchdog ended the contract in 2003 and $ 1.5million were paid after settlement on 20 May, 2008. An appeal was lodged in high court in July 2019 but the verdict came in Broadsheet’s favor.”