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Info minister says LG system to be simple, authoritative

  • Fawad asks Nawaz Sharif to pray for his future, as next court decision coming soon
  • ‘India’s Narendra Modi facing Rafale scandal like Nawaz Sharif facing Panama scandal’

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given three basic principles for new local bodies system in the province.

The principle-based on empowering local bodies, elections to be held through direct polls and system to be simple, he said while talking to the media after the Punjab cabinet meeting, presiding over by the prime minister here.

The information minister said that the law making would be based on the given principles. He said that village council experiment in Pakhtunkhwa remained successful whereas there was union council system in Punjab like Sindh and Balochistan.

“It was discussed in detail in the cabinet meeting that whether union council is fine or village councils should be constituted in the province,” he said. The government would have to give Rs 8 billion annually for the Metro Bus projects, he said, adding that the audit report of the projects had been received and now forensic report was being prepared.

He said that the forensic report was a technical one so it would take some time. He said that the ruling party wanted that its government should be a better one than the PML-N and should be based on the people’s will. To a question, he said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had no political future so he should now pray for his personal future as a decision of the next case of Nawaz Sharif was coming soon.

“We have no personal enmity with Nawaz Sharif, he should just return the looted money of the nation.” Fawad said that the prime minister had directed to investigate all those records which had been burnt during the era of the PML-N government as whenever record was sought from the PML-N rulers, fire had burnt the record.

“Records will be re-opened after JIT and I think the most of the people from the previous government will be in jail,” he said. Commenting on the statement of the Indian Army chief, he said that the Indian government was facing internal scandals, adding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was facing Rafale scandal like Nawaz Sharif facing Panama scandal so the Indian government wanted to throw its pressure on Pakistan.

Fawad clarified that Pakistan invited India for dialogue but it should not be considered the weakness of Pakistan. “War is not in the interest of anyone, Pakistan and India have been fighting for 70 years,” he said. About the by-polls, he expressed his hope that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf would succeed in the by-polls.

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