"The arrest of Ahsan Iqbal is one of the worst instances of political retaliation," said Shehbaz.

LONDON (Dunya News) - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the arrest of party’s senior leader Ahsan Iqbal and declared it a proof of NAB-Niazi nexus.

Shehbaz Sharif said that the arrest of someone, who strengthened the friendship of China and Pakistan, and worked for the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is condemnable and tragic. “The apprehension of Ahsan Iqbal is aimed at saving government’s incompetence from being exposed to the public,” he added.

He said Ahsan Iqbal was performing political activities to reorganize the party and highlight the problems of the people across the country. “The arrest is one of the worst instances of political retaliation,” he maintained.

The PML-N president asserted that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has gone blind in political vendetta. He said that the incumbent government is not sending a good message by detaining those who served the people of the Pakistan with honesty, hard work and patriotism.

Shehbaz Sharif expressed that every soldier, activist and worker of PML-N would not get afraid of NAB-Niazi nexus and will keep standing beside the truth. He further added that they will keep exposing hostile policies of the current government.

He said that no jail and false case can stop them from defending the rights of the people. “The government has failed to protect the interests of the country and the people, so it is busy attracting attention through political revenge,” he expressed, adding that the incumbent government should pay heed to national issues rather than imprisonment of political opponents.  

Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal in the alleged corruption in multi-billion sports city project in Narowal.