Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has said more arrests in corruption cases are on the cards, adding that the arrest of the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif by the National Accountability Bureau is a “first step” in this regard.
He, however, said the arrest of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president had nothing to do with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government as all these cases were filed before the PTI came to power.
Talking to reporters at his native town of Jhelum on Friday, Mr Chaudhry said more steps would be taken against corruption and more arrests would be made in the coming days.
"The PTI government has zero tolerance policy against corruption. The process of accountability will move further," he said.
The information minister further said that NAB arrested Shehbaz Sharif in the case registered in their government tenure. “There is allegations of over Rs 56 billion in the Aashiana Housing scheme and the anti-graft body arrested PML-N President over these charges."