Govt ruined Pakistan in vain: Nisar


Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said despite making efforts to please the United States at the cost of the country’s destruction, the rulers had failed to satisfy Washington.
Talking to reporters in his chamber at the Parliament House, Nisar said, “The rulers have destroyed the entire country but failed to please the Americans.” Condemning the recent statements of US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta in which he alleged Pakistan of supporting the Haqqani group, Nisar said the main culprits behind the current situation were rulers like Musharraf and Zardari who had turned Pakistan into a state dependent on the US.
He said the Supreme Court’s suo motu notice on Karachi violence was the true representation of the masses’ aspirations. “While floods had inundated Sindh, President Asif Zardari had embarked upon his UK trip and the prime minister went to Iran. Such things happen only in Pakistan,” he said. To a question, Nisar said the members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) affiliated with treasury parties had not submitted a requisition to summon a committee meeting yet.
“As many as six audit reports regarding audit objections of high-profile government functionaries are in the pipeline. When these reports will be prepared, I myself will convene the PAC meeting,” he said. Meanwhile, sources close to Nisar told Pakistan Today that the opposition leader, in the capacity of PAC chairman, had directed his fellow PAC members from the PML-N to not tender their resignations from committee to express solidarity with him.
“Four PAC members from the PML-N, including Zahid Hamid, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Khwaja Asif and Pervaiz Malik had expressed their willingness to resign from the PAC membership to express solidarity with the PAC chairman but Nisar asked them to continue working with the PAC as a strong opposition,” the source said. Hr said Nisar would soon chair a PAC meeting for the last time and before tendering his resignation.