Shah dares govt to oust Shehbaz as PAC chairman
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah said on Tuesday that opposition parties won’t allow Parliament work if the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government brings no-trust move to oust opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman.
Speaking to the media, he warned the government to mend its ways or else opposition parties would stage strong protest inside Parliament. Prime Minister Imran Khan was even doing politics of opposition in the assembly despite being in the government, he added.
Slamming the prime minister’s meeting with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Christine Lagarde in Dubai, the PPP leader said the meeting has caused an embarrassment for the nation.
Earlier, on Feb 8, severely criticising National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser for issuing production order of Shehbaz Sharif Railways Minister Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad said, “Speaker sahab! you did wrong.”
Addressing workers of Pakistan Railways at Carriage Factory in Rawalpindi on Friday, the federal minister contended that the speaker did not have the authority to issue production order of Shehbaz Sharif.
He continued ironically, “What kind of procedure is it wherein a detained person can come out despite being under the physical remand.”
The minister reiterated that Shehbaz Sharif was not acceptable as the head of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). “I have informed Prime Minister Imran Khan that Shehbaz Sharif is not acceptable to me as Public Accounts Committee chairman.”
“I am in coalition with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI); I am only quite because of Imran Khan,” he said.
Further taking an aim at the NA speaker, Rasheed referred to the appointment of Shehbaz as PAC chairman and said. ‘Speaker sahab you have done the wrong thing.”