‘Govt nothing to do with barring Hamza from going abroad’
From Fasih Ahmed
ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry yesterday criticized opposition saying that former president Asif Ali Zardari and ex Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s political career has ended
While talking to media, he said that Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari got power without any struggle. “Not a single brick of Jati Umra was bought with personal income of Sharif family, Information Minister added.
He also focused on the economic crisis of the country and mentioned that governance and economy are real challenges, not opposition. Fawad Chaudhry told that all ministries have reduced their expenses and it will be beneficial for national treasure.
He asserted that Prime Minister Imran Khan is working on the ideology of Madina. PM Khan wants to make Pakistan a state as that of Madina and the sincere efforts of PM cannot be doubted, he said.
Meanwhile, Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhary yesterday said the federal government has nothing to do with the detention of Khawaja brothers and barring the Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz from going abroad.
Talking to journalists, Fawad Chaudhary said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is taking actions as an independent and sovereign body and added that they country is moving in the right direction.
He said that NAB took Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique into custody after Lahore High Court had rejected their bail plea in a case pertaining to Paragon Housing scam.
The information minister said neither PTI had lodged the cases in which they were arrested nor they had appointed a single person in the country’s top watchdog agency.
It is pertinent to mention here that officials from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) today (Tuesday) offloaded leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz from a foreign airline’s flight at Lahore airport.
Sources confirmed that the PML-N leader was offloaded from the flight because of a NAB case pending against him. Hamza was traveling to Doha when he was made to disembark from the flight at the Allama Iqbal International airport.
Earlier NAB arrested Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique after Lahore High Court rejected their bail plea in Paragon Housing scandal case. The PML-N leader and his brother were arrested after the two-judge bench rejected their bail plea after hearing arguments from NAB prosecutor.