Shehbaz’s decision to resign from PAC ‘not final yet’, says Rana Sana


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah on Monday said that Shehbaz Sharif’s decision to resign as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman is not final yet as the party is yet to deliberate on the matter.

Speaking in the National Assembly (NA) session earlier in the day, he responded to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s criticism of PML-N’s alleged decision to replace Shehbaz with Rana Tanveer, saying that Shehbaz’s resignation had not yet been received by NA Speaker’s Secretariat.

“The foreign minister is speaking on the basis of what he has heard,” he said, adding that it was only a suggestion within the parliamentary party and it is yet to be discussed with the central leadership along with other leaders of the opposition.

On Thursday, Rana Tanveer was nominated by PML-N to replace Shehbaz Sharif as the chairman of parliament’s premier audit committee. Reportedly, the party was informed that Shehbaz would not be able to continue with the chairmanship under the current circumstances and therefore took the decision after consulting with party supremo Nawaz Sharif.

Shehbaz is currently out of the country and is set to return before the budget session of the next fiscal year on May 24.