Govt made a blunder by accepting Shehbaz as PAC chairman: Rasheed


KARACHI: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday said that letting the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif assume the office of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman was a “mistake” that the government would most probably regret later on.

He was addressing a press conference in Karachi where he revealed that he had told Prime Minister Imran Khan that a public gathering was not necessary for Mianwali.

“The government’s responsibility is to deliver,” he said.

“How can corrupt persons take part in the process of accountability of others?” he added while vowing to approach the country’s apex court regarding the PAC chairmanship matter.

“Let me tell you that Ishaq Dar is an expert of forging documents,” he added.

Commenting on the fake accounts case against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other aides, Rasheed said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) must accelerate probes against all corrupt persons, adding that the case against Sindh’s ruling party had even more pieces of evidence in comparison to the cases against Punjab’s former ruling party.

He further commented on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), saying that the premier does not have options regarding the matter. “The PM has played a critical role in preventing strict terms and conditions of the International Monetary Fund (IMF),” Rasheed stated.