Sheikh Rasheed says no option except to approach IMF
KARACHI (92 News) – Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said that there is no option except to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite its tough conditions.
Addressing the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Saturday, he said that economy cannot improve until political conditions are not favourable.
“Thieves have manifesto of looting and then dispersing. They fall sick afterwards,” he said.
The minister said that the society had overall gone corrupt. “Wealth, not modesty, has become the identity,” he said.
He said that the prices of medicines are being raised from Karachi. “The gas price has been increased due to gas theft,” he added.
Sheikh Rasheed said that he had asked Imran Khan to allow Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari to go. “Lest they die in jail and the government is held responsible for it,” he maintained.
He said that everyone knew that the governments of Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif were corrupt.
Nawaz, Zardari filed cases against each other: Sheikh Rasheed
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed said on Friday that former president Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif filed cases against each other.
Before leaving for Rawalpindi, talking to the journalists, Sheikh Rasheed said that all the cases against Nawaz Sharif were filed by Zardari while cases against Zardari were lodged during Nawaz Sharif’s tenure.
To a question, the minister said that criticizing the process of justice is inappropriate. He also said that he has heard an interview of Aitzaz Ahsan, a senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), where he was criticising verdicts of bail petitions.
He added that Aitzaz Ahsan had said for not getting any example of such verdicts in bails across the world.
I had heard Shehbaz Sharif demanding NRO: Sheikh Rasheed
Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed claimed that he had heard Shehbaz Sharif demanding National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
Speaking to the journalists, Sheikh Rasheed mentioned that cases filed against Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz and Salman Shehbaz were ‘serious’. He also termed Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s ‘Falooda wala’ and Shebaz Sharif’s ‘Hathoree wala’ both are the same.
The minister further said that Asif Ali Zardari and Hamza Shehbaz were worried as their money was getting off.