Raja Riaz opposes for making Sheikh Rashid as PAC member


Raja Riaz PTI Shehbaz Sharif Sheikh Rasheed PAC PAC member
12 Feb, 2019 8:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Raja Riaz on Tuesday opposed nomination of Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed as a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

“PTI members are already included in the PAC and they are committed to perform with dedication. They will not allow Shehbaz Sharif to do anything against the rules,” Raja Riaz said. The PTI leader said that the committee was dedicated to work for the betterment of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, several other PTI members have opposed Rasheed’s nomination as a member of the PAC, indicating an internal disagreement within the party on the matter. “There is no need of appointing him in the committee,” he said.

On the other hand, Sheikh Rasheed has strongly opposed Shehbaz’s appointment as PAC chairman and has termed it as a wrong decision. He has also filed a request in the Supreme Court against the appointment.

Earlier, the railways minister criticized the oppositions and said that ‘deal or no deal’ will be given to anyone. He said that Shehbaz Sharif is asking for a deal and this is being processed only 50-50 till now.

Sheikh Rasheed claimed that Shehbaz Sharif offered to quit Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairmanship for a deal. He also said that the thieves, looters and dacoits have destroyed the economy of the country.

Commenting on the announcement of a long march by PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto, Sheikh Rasheed demanded that Shehbaz Sharif should be stripped of security by the Rangers. “There is a big difference between ‘Long Gwacha’ and a log march,” he said.Earlier, the minister visited the Lahore Reservation office and admitted that there is shortage of staff in it, assuring that the staff shortage will be removed soon.

He said that the salaries of the railway police will be equalized with the Punjab police. “There is shortage of facilities for passengers in trains. Employees will be upgraded,” he said.



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