Govt made a blunder by appointing Shehbaz as PAC chairman: Rashid

Published: January 26, 2019
A file photo of Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.

A file photo of Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid on Saturday said the government’s decision to appoint Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was a blunder.

Addressing a press conference, the minister claimed that “those involved in committing the mother of all crimes have been appointed to hold others accountable”.

Continuing his criticism of the PML-N, he added that there were no moral grounds for appointing Shehbaz.

Shehbaz as PAC chief not a positive message: Sheikh Rashid

“I have headed eight ministries and currently am the most senior parliamentarian,” said Rashid and added that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the PML-N do not care about Parliament.

The minister requested National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal to hold the corrupt accountable for their crimes.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s election was proof that people wanted corrupt people to be held to account.

He defended the government’s decision to seek international assistance to shore up the economy. “The country would have been bankrupt, however, Prime Minister Imran Khan has saved the nation by approaching friendly countries for aid.”

Rashid also announced that a huge amount of investment is expected from Saudi Arabia, claiming that it would “surprise everyone”.

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