Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that a few dozen Pakistan Peoples Party members attacking police was quite ‘sad’.
Today, PPP Chairman Bilawal and former president Asif Zardari were questioned at National Accountability Bureau headquarters in Rawalpindi in the long-running fake bank accounts case, by two investigation teams comprising 16 officers led by DG NAB Rawalpindi Irfan Mangi.
In a statement, the federal minister said: "How come asking your workers to carry out attacks during investigation process any different than how banned organisations work."
The minister also 'hoped' that the PPP leadership would apologise over the way the party workers behaved, adding that it was contradictory to the Constitution's fundamental concepts.
Chaudhry terms Bilawal, Zardari’s NAB appearance ‘Corruption Olympics episode two’
Fawad Chaudhry called Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari's appearance before NAB as “Corruption Olympics episode two”.
Ahead of the leaders’ arrival at the NAB head office, Chaudhry took aim at the dozens of PPP workers gathered outside to welcome the father-son duo. “The entire party arrived [here] in a total of five horse carriages to welcome [their leaders],” the info minister tweeted.
“Corruption Olympics episode two starts at 11am... stay tuned,” Chaudhry wrote, adding that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Zardari’s attitudes were fitting examples of stealing and boasting about it.
More than 200 PPP workers were allegedly arrested and 50 were said to be missing, as clashes erupted between the party workers and police outside the NAB Rawalpindi head office.
The workers, who had gathered to welcome their leaders, allegedly pelted stones at police officers who tried to stop them at Nadra Chowk. At least six policemen was injured in the clashes, authorities said.