How can Bilawal topple PTI govt when his father failed to do it: Fawad

31 Dec, 2018 7:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday that how Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari can topple the PTI government when even his father Asif Ali Zardari had failed to achieve that in the past.

It is pertinent to mention here that Bilawal Bhutto, earlier today, had claimed that his party can topple the PTI’s government of Prime Minister Imran Khan within a week if Zardari permitted.

Addressing a press conference, the minister criticised the PPP chairman for claiming that if Zardari permitted then the party can topple the federal government.

“The foundation of the Sindh government is weak, it’s shaking, which is why they think we are bringing a change in the province… We don’t want to interfere at all,” Fawad Ch said.

– No interference or intention of Governor Rule in Sindh –

Fawad CH has said that the federal government has no intention to enforce Governor Rule in Sindh or topple the provincial government. He said an impression is being given that the federal government wants to interfere or destabilize the Sindh government.

The minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that no such impression should be attributed to the federal government.

– Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah should resign –

However, the information minister said that Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah should resign in the circumstance of serious allegations of corruption levelled against him. He said PPP’s provincial government in Sindh is facing pressure from inside the assembly for an in-house change.

– Zardari, Nawaz mercilessly plundered national wealth –

He said Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif have mercilessly plundered national wealth and bought properties abroad.

Fawad Ch said for the first time in the history of Pakistan, federal government believes in independence of institutions and providing equal level playing field to work independently and freely. He said Asif Ali Zardari and others had plundered the money meant for the people of Sindh and spent it for personal benefits.

– Filing of 16 references in JIT on fake bank accounts –

Regarding filing of 16 references as mentioned in the JIT on fake bank accounts, the Minister said the government has nothing to do with the findings of the report.

He said it is prerogative of the Supreme Court to discuss merits and demerits of the JIT and the government would follow instructions of the apex court. He also said government wants stability in the country but it should not be construed as that drive against corruption will lead to instability.

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– Accountability process under Imran Khan will continue unabated –

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the accountability process under the leadership of Imran Khan will continue unabated and it will bring economic stability to Pakistan.

– FIA DG to brief PM over Asghar Khan case –

Referring to a report submitted by FIA in the Supreme Court regarding Asghar Khan case, the Minister said PTI believes it was the worst example of political maneuvering in a democratic society and PML-N had managed all that.

He said FIA should have not asked for closing that case even if he had no prosecutable evidence. He said that the FIA director general will soon brief Prime Minister Imran Khan over this matter.

To a question, Information Minister said the government will review the names placed on ECL as per directions of the Supreme Court. To a question, he said Murad Ali Shah should prove his innocence and Sindh Assembly members have the right to bring in-house change.

To another question, Information Minister said Asif Ali Zardari misused public funds and that is why the people of Sindh have a resentment.

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The verbal criticism from the two sides came after the Supreme Court directed the federal cabinet earlier today to reconsider the list of 172 individuals – named in the JIT report – who were placed on the ECL. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had expressed displeasure over the act as the court resumed the hearing of the fake accounts case.


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