PTI lawmakers have taken to social media to bash former finance minister Ishaq Dar for his interview on BBC News’ show “HARDtalk”
Dar, who is also a close aide of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, revealed during the interview that he owns only one property in Pakistan and that too, has been seized by the government.
“I have my main residence in Pakistan which has been taken over by this regime,” he said, hitting out at the incumbent PTI-led government. “I haven’t gotten too many properties. My net worth is what has been (inaudible)”.
Exposed for the umpteenth time: Hammad Azhar
Responding to the PML-N leader’s claims of financial transparency, Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar stated that “Dar has been exposed for the umpteenth time”.
“Dar has been exposed…for the umpteenth time! He is best known for figure fudging and cuckoo economics. But now he’ll also be remembered for this interview,” the minister said in a tweet.
(Dar has been exposed…for the umpteenth time! He is best known for figure fudging and cuckoo economics. But now he’ll also be remembered for this interview)
Absconding money launderer masquerading as a politician: Ali Zaidi
Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi also grilled the former politician, while referring to him as an “absconder” and thanked the international broadcaster for airing the interview.
“Thank you for exposing this absconding money launderer who masqueraded as a politician in Pakistan & is now seeking political asylum in the UK!” Zaidi said in a tweet.
(Thank you for exposing this absconding money launderer who masqueraded as a politician in Pakistan & is now seeking political asylum in the UK! @BBCHARDtalk @stephensackur)
Shehzad Akbar says ‘limit of lying’
Commenting on the matter, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Shahzad Akbar said Dar’s claims of people losing their lives under the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is a limit of falsehood and inveracity.
The host asked Dar if his property and all the taxes he had paid were on record then why was he hesitant about going to Pakistan, the former finance minister replied: “Well, let’s see what is happening in Pakistan. Where are the human rights in Pakistan? Dozens of people have been killed in NAB’s custody, virtually.”
“Ishaq Dar is saying on BBC World that dozens of people have died in NAB custody and that he has only one property and that he has been undergoing treatment in the UK for last 3 years. This is the limit to their lies, he has even left behind the Queen of Calibri,” he criticised on Twitter.