Shehbaz Sharif announces to step down from PAC chairmanship

ISLAMABAD:      Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday announced to quit from the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
In this regard, Sharif stated: “It is party’s decision, and Rana Tanvir will be the chairman of the PAC.”
He said he was bound by the decision of the party, and the party has also decided that PML-N Member of National Assembly (MNA) Khawaja Asif will be the parliamentary leader.
In his reply to a question by a journalist over convening a meeting of the PAC, he said that he wasn’t presiding over the PAC meeting as the party has already forwarded the name of Tanvir to head the body.
Furthermore, the PML-N president has also revealed that the opposition has decided to resign from a commission formed to probe the alleged election rigging in the 2018 General Elections.
“I don’t know of any khalai makhloq…Jinns are mentioned in the Holy Quran… We will add the word ‘muntakhib’ in Urdu dictionary,” he said.
When he was asked whether his party would like an in-house change or midterm elections, the PML-N leader said an in-house change could not recover the country’s economy from the disease it has been suffering from.
“New elections are required for it…We would give high priority to a fresh mandate…The Constitution allows midterm elections,” he stated, adding that the opposition had agreed that let the ‘ladla’ get exposed.
Shehbaz has recommended names of two party leaders, including former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal, for the position and they are likely to represent the PML-N in the commission.
“Everyone has seen the crippling state of the economy…For the survival and strength of democracy, it is necessary for the political parties to get united,” he said, adding that [his party] has good relations with Maulana Fazl-ur Rehman and vowed to further coordinate with him.

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