ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar has said that the agreement signed with Switzerland for tracking the bank accounts of Pakistanis is a great achievement.

Addressing a news conference along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani here on Wednesday, he said the agreement has enabled us to take data from Switzerland and information will start arriving in next two weeks. He said the previous governments deliberately avoided signing an MoU with Switzerland in this regard.

Shahzad Akbar said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spent 250 million rupees on his private visits abroad. Speaking on the occasion, Iftikhar Durrani said the government has decided to form an organization to alleviate poverty under the Prime Minister's 100 days programme.

He said Dr. Ashfaq Hassan will be appointed as head of the organization.

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