I am going to be in PAC for accountability of Sehhebaz: Rasheed
January 20, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has said he was going to be in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as a member for accountability of Opposition Leader in NA Shehebaz Sharif. Talking to the journalists in Lahore, the minister said that he has requested to be made a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in order to keep a check on the body headed by Shehbaz Sharif. “I have requested a seat on the PAC. Legally and constitutionally, no one can bar me from becoming a PAC member,” Shiekh Rasheed said “Stop me if you can, I am going to the PAC,” he added. The railways minister said appointing Shehbaz, who is facing a graft investigation, as the PAC chairperson is political dishonesty. “It was a bad call by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. However, I stand by Prime Minister Imran Khan if he took this decision to save the assembly,” he added. He said Shehbaz Sharif himself said he would not look into audits of cases from the term of Pakistan Muslim League-N’s (PML-N) government. “Shehbaz Sharif can conduct audits of other matters, I will conduct audits of his matters and will hold the PML-N accountable in parliament. How can this happen that those wanted to NAB [National Accountability Bureau] ask NAB to appear before them,” he added. Rasheed also used the occasion to give a few tips to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and said if Bilawal wants to be a politician, he should try to become the next Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and not the next Asif Ali Zardari.