Neither deal nor relief given to Sharif family: Rasheed
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Refuting the rumours on the social media, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed said on Sunday that neither deal was struck nor the relief was given to the Sharif family.
Speaking to the journalists after inauguration of Safari tourism train, the minister termed that no deal was made between the government and the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N). He mentioned that the LHC’s ruling in former premier Nawaz Sharif’s plea for removal of his name from the ECL without any conditionality is a win for the Law.
Sheikh Rasheed said that respect of both the government and Nawaz Sharif was saved by the court. “Besides PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah, Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz and former president Asif Zardari, five other people are on plea bargain,” he claimed.
The minister also predicted that the economy condition of country will improve till January 15.
Rasheed inaugurates steam Safari special train
Sheikh Rasheed inaugurated steam Safari special train in Rawalpindi. He said it will help promote tourism in the country. In first phase the Safari Train will operate from Rawalpindi to Golra.
Tourists from United Kingdom, Japan, United States of America, Italy and Germany are travelling in the train.
The objective of the train is to project the culture, civilization, heritage and worth seeing beautiful places of Pakistan before the world.
A day earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered to remove the name of former premier Nawaz Sharif from the ECL and allowed him to go abroad for four weeks unconditionally. The permission can be extended. The case has been adjourned until third week of January.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi heard the plea. The hearing was twice adjourned for 15 minutes.
Justice Ali Baqir Najafi remarked that the affidavit of Nawaz Sharif is appropriate. “The court allowing Nawaz Sharif to go abroad after getting affidavit from Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif,” he remarked.
The court ordered Ashtar Ausaf to amend the content of the affidavit. The state counsel said that Nawaz Sharif will have to pay the fine if he does not return.