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Shehbaz should give answer to allegations of corruption against him: Fawad

Shehbaz should give answer to allegations of corruption against him: Fawad
July 12, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif should give answer to allegations of corruption against him instead of pointing fingers towards the government.

Addressing a joint news conference along with Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar and PM's Adviser on Interior Shahzad Akbar, the minister said that the government expected Shehbaz Sharif to speak about the FIA summoning case, adding that whenever the opposition leader was asked about the money found in his account, he would say that he served Punjab with honesty and built metros.

Responding today's press conference of PML-N president, Fawad Chaudhry maintained that Shahbaz Sharif’s health in bad condition ever since he was stopped from going to London. He also appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to let the media carry out live broadcasts of high-profile cases.

PTI very strong in AJK

Commenting about ongoing election campaign in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), the information minister said that position of PTI is very strong in AJK, which is evident with the fact that it has fielded candidates in all the constituencies.

He said that Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, seeing PTI’s victory, fled halfway during the AJK elections. He added that PML-N has already started rigging allegations in relation to the July 25 polls. “PML-N has already started the rigging allegations. Maryam Nawaz has shown no policy in her election campaign, and very soon, she will also flee from the AJK campaign,” said the information minister.

Pakistan's efforts for peace in Afghanistan

Fawad Chaudhry has said Pakistan is in contact with all the Afghan Groups for an inclusive government to have peace in Afghanistan. He further said the entire world is appreciating Pakistan's efforts for peace in Afghanistan. He said the government is pursuing the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan that Pakistan will be a partner in peace, but not in the conflict.

No scheduled load-shedding in any part of country

Speaking on the occasion, Hammad Azhar said that no scheduled load-shedding is taking place in any part of the country. He said that current load-shedding is a result of weak power transmission system.

He said that the capacity of the existing transmission system is 24,000 megawatts of electricity. He said the government is working on improving the transmission system and it has so far enhanced its capacity from 20,000 to 24,000 megawatts.