ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Rehman Malik Tuesday refuted claims that Public Accounts Committee (PAC) had rejected a $32 million money laundering reference against PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif.
“I have talked to PAC Chairman Nadeem Afzal Gondal on the issue and he has clarified that PAC had not rejected the reference sent by me to it,” he said. The committee would look into the matter in detail, he said. He also said that separate references had been sent to PAC, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Interpol.
Addressing a press conference during his visit to the National Press Club, Islamabad, the minister said Sharif Brothers should record their statements before Islamabad SSP in the Supreme Court attack case. “If they did not record their statements, notices would be issued to them again,” he said. The government would move the Supreme Court if they defied notices again and again, he added.
Replying to a complaint of a journalist, the interior minister warned all the banks against hiring private security guards for the recovery of loans and instalments of car financing schemes. If any incident of highhandedness came into his notice, FIA and police would take action and would nominate in the FIR the president of the bank concerned.