Akbar tells Shehbaz to file against him in British court

PM's adviser says he will uncover his corruption
Shehzad Akbar, the prime minister’s special assistant on accountability, has claimed that Shehbaz Sharif hasn’t filed a case against him in a UK court. Shehbaz, the leader of the opposition and former chief minister of Punjab, announced he had filed a defamation suit against British tabloid The Mail on Sunday and Akbar for accusing him of corruption in an article. The article accused him and his family of misappropriating UK government funds meant for flood and earthquake survivors during his tenure as Punjab chief minister. His case will be fought by British law firm Carter-Ruck. But during a press conference in Islamabad on Sunday, Akbar said Shehbaz had only complained to the paper. He hasn’t filed anything in a London court, he told the media. Related: Shehbaz Sharif files defamation suit against The Mail on Sunday He should file a case, he said. “Because it would give me a chance to uncover his corruption,” he claimed. Akbar said that Shehbaz’s aide Naveed Akram had stolen the money and given it to his son-in-law Ali Imran. Shehbaz helped him escape, he claimed. He said if Shehbaz is telling the truth, he should go to court. He challenged Shehbaz to go to court and fulfill his promise of filing a case against Akbar and Prime Minister Imran Khan. Shehbaz has accused the PTI government, specifically PM Khan and Akbar, of being behind the article. Follow SAMAA English on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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