Punjab rejects Shahid Khaqan’s Rs20bn corruption allegations

The caretaker Punjab government has rejected former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s allegations regarding corruption in the sasta atta scheme. Punjab Information Minister Amir Mmir responded to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s accusations by stating that there was no corruption in the Free Flour Scheme, adding that the accusers have damaged their own credibility.

Amir Mir stated that the free flour scheme was the most successful scheme in Punjab’s history. The scheme benefited 30 million eligible people in Punjab. The scheme was implemented with the collaboration of the federal and Punjab governments.

The minister stated that linking the scheme to internal party politics is completely baseless. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi should either apologize or provide evidence.

He further stated that no corruption allegations can be made against the Punjab government. The Punjab government can account for every penny.

It should be noted that former Prime Minister and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi made a significant disclosure regarding the flour scheme. He stated that over Rs20 billion were embezzled in the distribution of flour.

Former Prime Minister and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi stated that the country faces increasing difficulties every day.

While addressing a convention in Lahore, he mentioned that people are asking what solutions have been provided for the country’s issues and what the political system is delivering today.

Political animosity has transformed into hatred, and unfortunately, everyone has become a spectator. It must be accepted that the country is facing challenging circumstances.

Government institutions are standing against each other, which is a significant failure of the country’s system. Despite the collaboration of all political parties, a 10-member cabinet could not be formed.

All political parties have been part of the government, but has anyone delivered? The shared failure of political leadership is the cause of the country’s problems.

To resolve these issues, everyone needs to come together. We have seen thousands of bureaucrats and judges, but they all leave without making a difference.

Artificial leadership is detrimental to the country. If there is no genuine leadership, the country cannot progress. Everyone desires to be in Parliament, but it is necessary to have education, business experience, and political experience to enter Parliament.

The correctness of the system cannot be ensured by politics alone. Until there is genuine leadership, the problems cannot be resolved.

We hire the most capable individuals in the bureaucracy, but they leave after reaching a certain level. The Secretary of the Prime Minister says to him, “I will be caught by NAB (National Accountability Bureau).”