Minister for Power Resources Faisal Vawda claimed on Wednesday that Nawaz Sharif has offered two billion USD as plea bargain to the government to set him free.
Faisal Vawda claimed about this offer of Nawaz Sharif in private news channel program. He further said that imprisoned Nawaz Sharif declared means of his income on the floor of parliament, later disowned them in the court.
Faisal Vawda continued, “Nawaz Sharif is trying for plea bargain by offering two billion US dollars to set him free, through various sources.”
Commenting about Shehbaz Sharif, Faisal Vawda said he is also sending ‘signals’ to the government, of the same nature.
Responding to Pakistan People’s Party criticism, the federal minister for power resources said cases against Asif Ali Zardari were registered during tenure of PML-N government. JIT has submitted its report into fake account case in the Supreme Court.
Faisal Vawda said both the political parties were enjoying the power in the past and covered each others’ corruption.
Responding to a query during the program about PPP’s Sherry Rehman’s statement of ‘Dama Dum Mast Qalandar, Mr Vawda said he respects Sherry Rehman, ” I guess she must be talking about ‘Dama Dum Mast Qalandar’ in Christmas party.
The minister offered both the PPP and PML-N to do joint ‘Dama Dum Mast Qalandar’, we [government] will provide them food and vehicles.
Faisal Vawda on Monday (October 29) had said that former premier Nawaz Sharif made not one but several requests for NRO, a euphemism for relief in accountability cases.
Faisal Vawda answered a question about PM Imran Khan’s claim of being approached for an NRO, said that not one but several such requests were made directly and indirectly by PML-N supreme leader Mian Nawaz Sharif.
“Nawaz Sharif made several requests including one through another country and reportedly he (Nawaz Sharif) proposed an indirect payment to get an NRO,” said Faisal Vawda.
Faisal Vawda, however, did not name the country who he claimed approached the government for NRO.
It is pertinent to note here that earlier this month, Prime Minister Imran Khan told a delegation of senior journalists that someone approached him and offered money for “relief” from accountability process.