LAHORE (92 News) – Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif should return Pakistan to face all cases against him otherwise ‘missing person’ advertisement would have to be given.
Talking to the journalists, Fawad Chaudhry also prayed for the health recovery of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. “Shehbaz Sharif should be declared wanted as he will fall sick if he is asked to return to Pakistan,” he added.
To a question, he said that the health of Nawaz Sharif is not an issue but Shehbaz’s health will deteriorate whenever he has to come back. He further claimed that a row has started within PML-N and Khawaja Asif is being asked not to attend the PML-N’s meetings.
The federal minister expressed that the opposition has shown the sense of responsibility on the Army Act while positive discussion on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Ordinance is underway.
He also said that the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) is a tax-funded institution, and the taxpayers are entitled to inquire about its performance.
Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry
has said that the country’s affairs cannot be run without the consensus on major issues. Speaking in the Upper House, on the eve of new year, the minister gave message to opposition for consensus on the major issues of the country. He has urged the opposition parties to develop consensus over major issues to smoothly run democracy and the country.
Fawad Chaudhry said democracy demands consensus so that the process of progress and prosperity may continue. He also requested the opposition to establish common agenda on major issues including the process of accountability and the election commission.
The science minister also mentioned that the consensus should be on the matters of army, NAB and judiciary. “If we cannot consensus on these matters so the country affairs cannot be run,” he added.
“The opposition should cooperate [with us] in amending the NAB’s laws,” Chaudhry said.
Chaudhry criticised the opposition parties for voicing concerns over the existing NAB laws, but resisting the government’s efforts to bring changes into it. The minister said that reforms were needed so that people could not point fingers at institutions responsible for accountability.