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Feel free to hold me accountable but at least tell me what I am accused of: Nawaz Sharif

20 July, 2017

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while addressing a political gathering in Sialkot on Wednesday, warned his opponents that today he was being held accountable, but tomorrow others will be made to walk the same path.

"I am not worried about my accountability because if I am being held accountable today, others will face accountability tomorrow," he said while addressing party workers.

He was hopeful that "the people" would silence his critics in the 2018 general elections.

"Feel free to hold me accountable but at least tell me what I am accused of. Tell me where I was involved in corruption," he asked.

"You are asking us to show the money trail from 1972, but the way you looted us and nationalised our businesses, it is you who should show the money trail for where that money was spent," the premier said.

"Is Nawaz Sharif involved in a corruption or a kickback case?" he asked his opponents and critics.

PM Sharif also said that he would have accepted former US president Bill Clinton's offer of Rs5 billion to not go ahead with nuclear blasts had he not cared for the people.

"Despite them attempting to pull us down, we have been successful in putting an end to load-shedding and terrorism and in building motorways," he said, adding that an unprecedented $56bn were being invested in the country.

"Pakistan has become an atomic power and now it is going to become an economic power," Sharif said. "Those asking for my resignation have been rejected by the nation multiple times"

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